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Researchers engineer special surface that prevents bubbling during boiling [Registered]

Explosions caused by boiling liquid could be reduced by suppressing the liquid from bubbling, according to collaborative research from scientists at the Northwestern University (USA), King Abdullah University (Saudi Arabia) and University of Melbourne (Australia). The research, which is the first of its kind, has identified a specially engineered steel surface that allows liquids to boil without bubbling. This discovery could help reduce damage to surfaces, prevent bubbling explosions and may someday be used to enhance heat transfer equipment, reduce drag on ships and lead to anti-frost technologies. Published Sept. 13 in the journal Nature, the research outlines how a…

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