International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 1269-1327

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Thermophysical properties of some key solids: An update

  • G. K. WhiteAffiliated withNational Measurement Laboratory, CSIRO
  • , M. L. MingesAffiliated withWright Laboratories

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In 1985, the CODATA Bulletin published a Report of its Task Group on Thermophysical Properties of Solids which analyzed available data on, and gave recommended values for, the heat capacity of Cu, Fe, W, and Al2O3, the thermal expansion of Cu, Si, W, and Al2O3, the electrical resistivity of Cu, Fe, Pt, and W, the thermal conductivity of Al, Cu, Fe, and W, and the absolute thermopower of Pb, Cu, Pt, and W. The analysts for the different properties were R. B. Castanet, S. J. Collocott, P. D. Desai, C. Y. Ho, J. G. Hust, R. B. Roberts, C. A. Swenson, and G. K. White. The present paper is an updated version of the earlier report and includes more recent data which change some of the recommended values. notably the heat capacity of Cu and W and the thermal expansion of Si and W.

Key Words

absolute thermopower electrical resistivity heat capacity thermal conductivity thermal expansion Al2O3 Cu Fe Pt Pb W