Acoustothermal atomization of water nanofilms



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We report nonequilibrium molecular simulations of the vibration-induced heating of nanoscale-thick water layers on a metal substrate. In addition to experimentally confirmed acoustothermal evaporation, we observe hitherto unmapped nucleate and film boiling regimes, accompanied by the generation of unprecedented heat fluxes [∼O(109)  W/m2]. We develop a universal scaling parameter to classify the heat-transfer regimes and to predict the thickness of the residual nonevaporating liquid layer. The results find broad application to systems involving drying, coatings, and sprays.

Data Citation

Pillai, Rohit; Borg, Matthew; Reese, Jason. (2018). Acoustothermal atomization of water nanofilms, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering. Institute of Multiscale Thermofluids.
Date made available14 Aug 2018
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare

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