In this paper, the effect of Si nanowires on the Leidenfrost point on impacting water droplet is presented. In the Leidenfrost regime, the low thermal conductivity of the vapor layer hinders the heat transfer from the hot surface. Nanostructured surfaces can dramatically increase the Leidenfrost temperature improving heat transfer at high temperature. To determine the point of the minimum efficient heat transfer, the droplet lifetime method was employed for both the polished and processed surfaces. The cooling performance was discussed in terms of the droplet evaporation time. The surface with the tallest NWs structure yielded the highest shift in the Leideinfrost point, about 156 % higher than a plain Si surface.

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