Properties of Molten Ceramics

  • J. L. Bates
  • C. E. McNeilly
  • J. J. Rasmussen
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 5)


The density, volume change on melting, melting pointy phase transitions, surface tension, viscosity, compressibility, and thermal diffusivity of molten ceramics have been measured up to 3000°C. The experimental techniques used to make these measurements are described. The properties for a number of oxide systems, e.g., Al2O3, Sm2O3, UO2, Cr2O3, and basalt, determined as a function of temperature are reviewed. The influences of decomposition and stoichiometry changes, vaporization loss, incompatibility with and choices of containment materials, at these extreme temperatures are considered.


Surface Tension Thermal Diffusivity Ultrasonic Velocity Refractory Metal Adiabatic Compressibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Bates
    • 1
  • C. E. McNeilly
    • 1
  • J. J. Rasmussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Battelle Memorial InstitutePacific Northwest LabsRichlandUSA

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