International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 1269–1327

Thermophysical properties of some key solids: An update

  • G. K. White
  • M. L. Minges

DOI: 10.1007/BF02575261

Cite this article as:
White, G.K. & Minges, M.L. Int J Thermophys (1997) 18: 1269. doi:10.1007/BF02575261


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 thermopowerelectrical resistivityheat capacitythermal conductivitythermal expansionAl2O3CuFePtPbW

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. K. White
    • 1
  • M. L. Minges
    • 2
  1. 1.National Measurement LaboratoryCSIROLindfieldAustralia
  2. 2.Wright LaboratoriesDaytonUSA