Jet ejection from droplets near the Leidenfrost temperature

Satoshi Someya, Satoshi Yoshida, Koji Okamoto, Yan Rong Li, Manabu Tange, Mohammad Mezbah Uddin

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Droplets impinging on a hot surface that is near the Leidenfrost temperature were experimentally investigated. Ejection of jets from the top of the droplet was observed during the transient interaction between the droplet and a hot wall. We term this phenomenon jet ejection from droplets. When the bottom of the droplet initially impacts the hot surface, a jet is to be ejected from the top of the droplet. The jet ejection occurred only at low impact velocities and around the wetting limit temperature. It was not observed when droplets were dropped from large heights or when the surface was at a high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Visualization
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Boiling
  • Droplet
  • Leidenfrost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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