The spatially and temporally resolved evaporation phenomena of a slowly evaporating water droplet are investigated using a microfabricated gold heater array consisting of 32 linear heater elements (100 μm wide and 15 mm long, each). Each of the gold microheater elements works both as a temperature sensor and as a heater. The experiment is performed under a constant voltage mode to examine the spatially resolved temperature history of the droplet contact surface for a period starting at initial contact with the heater and lasting to the point of complete dryout. The raw data obtained from the linear array have been tomographically deconvolved so that the radial temperature profile can be determined assuming a circular droplet contact surface.

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