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Heat and mass transfer at condensate—vapor interfaces

 a,  b,  c,  d
a National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", Krasnokazarmennayast. 14, Moscow, 111250, Russian Federation
b Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Mechanics, Michurinskii prosp. 1, Moscow, 119192, Russian Federation
c Dukhov Research Institute of Automatics, ul. Sushchevskaya 22, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation
d L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

Evaporation and condensation processes are intensely used in various fields of technology. Efforts to understand the features of film boiling of various liquids, primarily superfluid helium, inevitably lead to studying the strongly nonequilibrium processes of heat transfer from the heating surface through the vapor to the condensed phase. Theoretical studies of evaporation and condensation of single-component substances are briefly reviewed. Corresponding experimental data are analyzed and compared with calculations. We explore the important, yet unresolved and actively studied problems of condensation from vapor—gas media, the formulation of boundary conditions, and the application of molecular dynamics and kinetic theory methods to the study of heat and mass transfer at phase interfaces.

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Keywords: evaporation, condensation, interphase transition layer, determination of phase interface, strongly nonequilibrium processes, gas—vapor mixture, liquid—vapor saturation curve, experiments on high-rate evaporation--condensation, superfluid helium, evolution of distribution functions in interphase, molecular-kinetic theory, molecular dynamics simulation
PACS: 02.70.Jn, 64.70.fm, 68.03.Fg (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2020.04.038749
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2021/2/a/
Citation: Kryukov A P, Levashov V Yu, Zhakhovskii V V, Anisimov S I "Heat and mass transfer at condensate—vapor interfaces" Phys. Usp. 64 109–140 (2021)
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Received: 29th, December 2019, revised: 2nd, April 2020, 10th, April 2020

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