In reference to discussions received on our paper, “Self-Organization and Self-Similarity in Boiling Systems,” published in the February issue of the Journal of Heat Transfer1, here, we would like to summarize our responses to these comments as well as our own understanding of them so that some key differences can be understood more explicitly.

During the process of studying boiling heat transfer over the past few years, we discovered self-organized and cooperative or competitive phenomena among sites or bubbles in boiling systems 2,3. Based on this discovery, we further developed and formulated the present analyses 1. In whole, the paper 1 deals with self-organized and self-similar phenomena in boiling systems and other open dissipative systems, which are based mainly on statistical thermodynamics analyses, and, to our best knowledge, not Constructal Theory originated by Professor Bejan. With this in mind, there is no point to...

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