[time-nuts] Thunderbolt stability and ambient temperature
jmiles at pop.net
Thu Jun 11 02:27:50 EDT 2009
> your experience with the hot bar is quite common.
Sounds like a pretty reasonable manifestation of the Leidenfrost effect.
The water in contact with the hot end of the bar vaporizes, and the
resulting steam layer (which might be microscopic) does a good job
insulating the bar. There's nowhere else for the heat to radiate or conduct
to, except towards the cold end of the bar.
-- john, KE5FX
More information about the time-nuts