Journal of Visualization

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 41–47 | Cite as

Jet ejection from droplets near the Leidenfrost temperature

  • Satoshi SomeyaEmail author
  • Satoshi Yoshida
  • Koji Okamoto
  • Yan Rong Li
  • Manabu Tange
  • Mohammad Mezbah Uddin
Regular Paper


Droplets impinging on a hot surface that is near the Leidenfrost temperature were experimentally investigated. Ejection of jets from the top of the droplet was observed during the transient interaction between the droplet and a hot wall. We term this phenomenon jet ejection from droplets. When the bottom of the droplet initially impacts the hot surface, a jet is to be ejected from the top of the droplet. The jet ejection occurred only at low impact velocities and around the wetting limit temperature. It was not observed when droplets were dropped from large heights or when the surface was at a high temperature.

Graphical abstract


Boiling Leidenfrost Droplet 


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© The Visualization Society of Japan 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Someya
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Satoshi Yoshida
    • 1
  • Koji Okamoto
    • 1
  • Yan Rong Li
    • 1
  • Manabu Tange
    • 1
  • Mohammad Mezbah Uddin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier SciencesUniversity of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukubaJapan

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