Measurements of space and time resolved subcooled pool boiling of pentane in earth gravity environments were made using a microscale heater array. Data from individual heater elements in the array were synchronized with bottom and side view images from two highspeed cameras. The bubble growth was primarily due to energy transfer from the superheated liquid layer. Transient conduction and/or microconvection was found to be the dominant heat transfer mechanism. A composite model consisting of microlayer evaporation and transient conduction was developed and compared with the experimental data.

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