Shared January 25, 2019
Droplets levitate on a bath of liquid nitrogen and are spontaneously self-propelled. Thanks Audible! Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to https://audible.com/VERITASIUM or text VERITASIUM to 500500.
Special thanks to Dr. Anaïs Gauthier
Physics of Fluids: https://pof.tnw.utwente.nl/
Self-propulsion of inverse Leidenfrost drops on a cryogenic bath
Anaïs Gauthier, Christian Diddens, Rémi Proville, Detlef Lohse, and Devaraj van der Meer
PNAS January 22, 2019 116 (4) 1174-1179; published ahead of print January 22, 2019
For a detailed description of the setup:
And self-propulsion is also seen: http://www.lps.ens.fr/~adda/papiers/I...
Other recent (hot) Leidenfrost experiments that might be interesting:
* Leidenfrost wheels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glRGl...
* Leidenfrost maze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co...
* Leidenfrost explosions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0sp3...
Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
Donal Botkin, James M Nicholson, Michael Krugman, Nathan Hansen, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd
Thanks to Prof. Kevin McKeegan at UCLA for the liquid nitrogen
Filming by Raquel Nuno
Additional animations by Alan Chamberlain
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