Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 468–473

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

  • V. P. Chentsov
  • V. G. Shevchenko
  • A. G. Mozgovoi
  • M. A. Pokrasin
Materials of Power Engineering and Radiation-Resistant Materials

DOI: 10.1134/S2075113311050108

Cite this article as:
Chentsov, V.P., Shevchenko, V.G., Mozgovoi, A.G. et al. Inorg. Mater. Appl. Res. (2011) 2: 468. doi:10.1134/S2075113311050108


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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Chentsov
    • 1
  • V. G. Shevchenko
    • 2
  • A. G. Mozgovoi
    • 3
  • M. A. Pokrasin
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Metallurgy, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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