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Bubble, bubble ... boiling on the double

September 11, 2015

New analysis of textured surfaces could lead to more efficient, and less dangerous, power plants.

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Postdoc Navdeep Singh Dhillon (pictured) studies the fundamental physical mechanisms that dictate the boiling crisis phenomenon. At right is a rig for measuring the critical heat flux (CHF) of thermally saturated water boiling on thin textured substrates, which allows researchers to visualize bubbles and measure real-time spatial substrate temperatures using infrared imaging. Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

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