Marangoni Flow: An Additional Mechanism in Boiling Heat Transfer

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Science  02 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3740, pp. 1106-1107
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3740.1106


Experimental results indicate that extensive liquid circulation can be established by surface tension gradients near bubbles attached to heated surfaces. This circulation can contribute significantly to the high rate of heat transfer observed under boiling conditions.