February 22, 2011

A Water Droplet Skitters On A Hot Pan

It's called the Leidenfrost effect, and you've seen it before: dribble a little water onto the surface of a hot, dry pan, and the water forms little drops that skate around until they fizzle out. But have you seen it filmed close-up at 3,000 frames per second?

Via Presurfer

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