The Leidenfrost maze

Carmen Cheng, Matthew Guy, Alessandro Narduzzo, Kei Takashina

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Recent research into applications of the Leidenfrost effect have sparked renewed interest for this phenomenon. We report here on some of these developments, and on their deployment in an undergraduate teaching project that culminated in the production of a viral internet video. We analyse the key ingredients to the project's apparent success, both in terms of physics
pedagogy and outreach/public engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number03500411
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number3
Early online date26 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


  • Leidenfrost effect
  • boiling
  • outreach
  • education
  • demonstration
  • video
  • liquid drops


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