Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 50, Issue 10, pp 945–949 | Cite as

Surface tension and specific heat of liquid Ni70.2Si29.8 alloy

  • Wang HaipengEmail author
  • Wei Bingbo


The surface tension and specific heat of stable and metastable liquid Ni70.2Si29.8 eutectic alloy were measured by electromagnetic levitation oscillating drop method and drop calorimetry. The surface tension depends on temperature linearly within the experimental undercooling regime of 0–182 K (0.12 TE). Its value is 1.693 N-m−1 at the eutectic temperature of 1488 K, and the temperature coefficient is-4.23×10−4 N-m−1.K−1. For the specific heat measurement, the maximum undercooling is up to 253 K (0.17 TE). The specific heat is determined as a polynomial function of temperature in the experimental temperature regime. On the basis of the measured data of surface tension and specific heat, the temperature-dependent density, excess volume and sound speed of liquid Ni70.2Si29.8 alloy are predicted theoretically.


surface tension specific heat high undercooling electromagnetic levitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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