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Lorenz relationship and thermal conductivities of liquid metals

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A review of the thermal conductivity data of pure liquid metals reported since the Touloukian monographs were published in 1970 has been carried out. Measurements reported for five industrially important metals (aluminium, copper, iron, nickel, and titanium) have been collated and assessed in more detail. Recommended values for most liquid metals are given. Also, where data were available, the validity of the Wiedemann-Franz-Lorenz (WFL) relationship for pure metals at the melting point was tested. It was found that the WFL relationship provides accurate values of thermal conductivity at the melting point for both the liquid and solid phases.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Monaghan, B. J., Mills, K. C., & Keene, B. J. (1998). Lorenz relationship and thermal conductivities of liquid metals. High Temperatures - High Pressures, 30(4), 457-464. doi:10.1068/htrt124

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032348803

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 464

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • A review of the thermal conductivity data of pure liquid metals reported since the Touloukian monographs were published in 1970 has been carried out. Measurements reported for five industrially important metals (aluminium, copper, iron, nickel, and titanium) have been collated and assessed in more detail. Recommended values for most liquid metals are given. Also, where data were available, the validity of the Wiedemann-Franz-Lorenz (WFL) relationship for pure metals at the melting point was tested. It was found that the WFL relationship provides accurate values of thermal conductivity at the melting point for both the liquid and solid phases.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Monaghan, B. J., Mills, K. C., & Keene, B. J. (1998). Lorenz relationship and thermal conductivities of liquid metals. High Temperatures - High Pressures, 30(4), 457-464. doi:10.1068/htrt124

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032348803

Start Page


  • 457

End Page


  • 464

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 4