Stabilization of Leidenfrost vapour layer by textured superhydrophobic surfaces

@article{Vakarelski2012StabilizationOL,
  title={Stabilization of Leidenfrost vapour layer by textured superhydrophobic surfaces},
  author={Ivan U. Vakarelski and Neelesh A. Patankar and Jeremy O. Marston and Derek Y. C. Chan and Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={489},
  pages={274-277}
}
In 1756, Leidenfrost observed that water drops skittered on a sufficiently hot skillet, owing to levitation by an evaporative vapour film. Such films are stable only when the hot surface is above a critical temperature, and are a central phenomenon in boiling. In this so-called Leidenfrost regime, the low thermal conductivity of the vapour layer inhibits heat transfer between the hot surface and the liquid. When the temperature of the cooling surface drops below the critical temperature, the… 

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