Materials of Power Engineering and Radiation-Resistant Materials

Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 468-473

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Density and surface tension of heavy liquid-metal coolants: Gallium and indium

  • V. P. ChentsovAffiliated withInstitute of Metallurgy, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 
  • , V. G. ShevchenkoAffiliated withInstitute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , A. G. MozgovoiAffiliated withJoint Institute for High Temperatures
  • , M. A. PokrasinAffiliated withBaikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences

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The density and surface tension of liquid high-purity gallium and indium as a function of temperature were studied. The sessile drop method was used to obtain these parameters. Experiments were carried out from the melting points to ∼1300 K in a high vacuum. The confidence error of the experiments was 0.5 and 1% for density and surface tension, respectively. The results of this research are compared with recommended reference data in the literature.


molten metals indium gallium density surface tension sessile drop method