Leidenfrost Temperature—Its Correlation for Liquid Metals, Cryogens, Hydrocarbons, and Water

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K. J. Baumeister, F. F. Simon

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

J. Heat Transfer 95(2), 166-173 (May 01, 1973) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450019 History: Received April 28, 1972; Online August 11, 2010


A prediction technique for the Leidenfrost and minimum temperatures is presented which considers the effects of the critical temperature of the liquid, thermal properties of the solid, surface energy of the liquid, and surface energy of the solid. The prediction technique is in good agreement with data for liquid metals, cryogens, hydrocarbons, and water.

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