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Bubble, bubble ... boiling on the double

September 11, 2015

New analysis of textured surfaces could lead to more efficient, and less dangerous, power plants.


Postdoc Navdeep Singh Dhillon (pictured) studies the fundamental physical mechanisms that dictate the boiling crisis phenomenon. At right is a rig for measuring the critical heat flux (CHF) of thermally saturated water boiling on thin textured substrates, which allows researchers to visualize bubbles and measure real-time spatial substrate temperatures using infrared imaging. Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

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