Self-organization of a cloud of liquid micro-droplets into an ordered two-dimensional array, levitating over a heated layer of liquid due to upward vapor flow, has been observed in several recent experimental works. In the present paper, the levitating micro-droplet array is studied under the condition when the liquid layer ruptures and a dry spot form on the heater. It has been found, that when the levitating micro-droplets are moving from wetted heater area to dry heater area and passing over the contact line, the micro-droplets levitation height is drastically increased, which is indicative of the intensive evaporation occurring in the region of the contact line.
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Dec 2016|
|Event||2016 Thermophysical Basis of Energy Technologies, TBET 2016 - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 26 Oct 2016 → 28 Oct 2016
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)