International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 1455–1466 | Cite as

Measurements of thermophysical properties of sodium acetate hydrate

  • N. Araki
  • M. Futamura
  • A. Makino
  • H. Shibata


Methods to measure the thermal conductivity, the specific heat capacity, and the heat of fusion of sodium acetate hydrate have been developed and the measured results have been reported for various concentrations and especially for various supercooling temperatures. Thermal conductivity was measured by using a probe method with a thermistor. The sensor element is very small, with a diameter of 0.5 mm and a length of 1.5 mm. Data for both the ordinary liquid and the supercooled liquid are smoothly connected to each other.

Key words

heat of fusion sodium acetate hydrate specific heat capacity supercooled liquid thermal conductivity thermistor 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Araki
    • 1
  • M. Futamura
    • 2
  • A. Makino
    • 1
  • H. Shibata
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechnical EngineeringShizuoka UniversityHamamatsuJapan
  2. 2.Toshiba Co.YokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Kurabe Industrial Co.HamamatsuJapan

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