Use of levitating liquid micro-droplets as tracers to study the evaporation in the vicinity of the contact line

Dmitry Zaitsev, Dmitry Kirichenko, Oleg Kabov

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01026
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016
Event2016 Thermophysical Basis of Energy Technologies, TBET 2016 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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