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'[OT]: Leidenfrost-Maxwell daemon'
2006\05\01@163038 by Peter

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Water moves uphill under its own power ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4955398.stm

Peter

2006\05\01@172917 by James Newtons Massmind

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That was REALLY cool!

This relates to a idea I have had in the back of my head for years: What
surface do you need if you want the drop of water to NOT form that vapor
barrier and instead have ALL the water flash over in to steam as quickly as
possible?
http://www.massmind.org/techref/idea/mc-heat-inject.htm


My assumption is that a very spiky surface with maximal area would be the
best, but this link from Peter points out that many different possible
reactions of the water droplet are possible. I would never have guessed that
it might make it climb up a stair..

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James.



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2006\05\02@114831 by Peter

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On Mon, 1 May 2006, James Newtons Massmind wrote:

> That was REALLY cool!
>
> This relates to a idea I have had in the back of my head for years: What
> surface do you need if you want the drop of water to NOT form that vapor
> barrier and instead have ALL the water flash over in to steam as quickly as
> possible?
> http://www.massmind.org/techref/idea/mc-heat-inject.htm
>
> My assumption is that a very spiky surface with maximal area would be the
> best, but this link from Peter points out that many different possible
> reactions of the water droplet are possible. I would never have guessed that
> it might make it climb up a stair..

I think that you will find that the best way to 'flash' liquid is to
pulverise it very very small *after* bringing it as near as possible to
its boiling point while liquid. I wrote on the thread that discussed
your flash engine idea, that I think that a *really* small engine could
be made like this (small, as in micromachined or similar).

Peter

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