International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 789–796 | Cite as

The properties of liquid carbon

  • J. Steinbeck
  • G. Dresselhaus
  • M. S. Dresselhaus


A model for the transport properties of liquid carbon based on Ziman liquid metal theory with refinements for polyvalent liquid metals and Fermi surface blurring is applied to calculate the electrical resistivity of liquid carbon at the melting temperature. The thermal and electrical properties predicted by the model are compared to experimental results using numerical heat flow calculations and found to be in good agreement with pulsed-current heating experiments on the resistivity of carbon fibers.

Key words

carbon (liquid) electrical resistivity high temperatures laser heating 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Steinbeck
    • 1
  • G. Dresselhaus
    • 2
  • M. S. Dresselhaus
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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