Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 69, Issue 3, pp 1059–1066

Measurement of high temperature heat content of silicon by drop calorimetry

  • K. Yamaguchi
  • K. Itagaki

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020609517891

Cite this article as:
Yamaguchi, K. & Itagaki, K. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2002) 69: 1059. doi:10.1023/A:1020609517891


Heat content of silicon has been measured in a temperature range of 700-1820 K using a drop calorimeter. Boron nitride was used as a sample crucible. The enthalpy of fusion and the melting point of silicon determined from the heat content-temperature plots are 48.31±0.18 kJ mol-1 and 1687±5 K, respectively. The heat content and heat capacity equations were derived using the Shomate function for the solid region and the least square method for the liquid region, respectively, and compared with the literature values.

drop calorimeter heat content heat capacity silicon enthalpy of fusion high temperature melting point 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers/Akadémiai Kiadó 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • K. Itagaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of EngineeringIwate UniversityUeda, MoriokaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced MaterialsTohoku UniversityKatahira, Aoba-Ku, SendaiJapan

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