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Physics Students a Maze With Leidenfrost Effect

November 29, 2013
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An aluminum maze which demonstrates the so-called 'Leidenfrost effect' could help inspire the development of a new wave of non-electric thermostats. In physics, the 'Leidenfrost effect" allows water droplets to travel upwards on heated surfaces, a phenomenon scientists in the UK believe could become the basis of new engineering systems. Jim Drury went to see it in action.
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