Thermophysical property measurements of liquid gadolinium by containerless methods

T. Ishikawa, J. T. Okada, P. F. Paradis, Y. Watanabe

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Thermophysical properties of liquid gadolinium were measured using non-contact diagnostic techniques with an electrostatic levitator. Over the 1585 K to 1920 K temperature range, the density can be expressed as ρ (T) = 7.41 × 10 3 - 0.46(T - T m)(kg m -3) where T m = 1585 K, yielding a volume expansion coefficient of 6.2 × 10 -5 K -1. In addition, the surface tension data can be fitted as γ(T) = 8.22 × 10 2 - 0.097(T - T m) (10 -3 N m -1) over the 1613K to 1803K span and the viscosity as ρ (T) = 1.7exp[1.4 × 10 4/(RT)](10 -3 Pa s) over the same temperature range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-398
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Density
  • Gadolinium
  • Liquid Surface tension
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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