Thermal Conductivity of Helium-Xenon, Argon-Xenon and Krypton-Xenon at Low Temperatures (170–273 K)

  • A. G. Shashkov
  • T. I. Yaroshenko
  • N. A. Nesterov
  • R. Afshar
  • S. C. Saxena


The thermal conductivity data for mixtures of noble gases are non-existent at temperatures below 273 K and therefore we have started a program to measure the same in the temperature range of 90–273 K. Here we report the data for the binary gas mixtures of helium-xenon, argon-xenon and krypton-xenon at temperatures between 170–273 K. The measurements are taken in a hot-wire cell at a pressure of 0.1013 MPa where the boiling point of xenon is 165 K. The experimental data for each system and referring to a fixed composition is expressed by a cubic polynomial in temperature. The experimental uncertainties are estimated to be between 0.6 to 1%.The experimental data are compared with the kinetic theory predictions in conjunction with the Lennard-Jones (12–6) and modified Buckingham exponential-six potentials. The Sutherland-Wassiljewa semi-empirical form is also examined with the scheme of Mason and Saxena to evaluate its coefficients.


Thermal Conductivity Thermal Conductivity Data Fixed Composition Thermal Diffusion Factor Semiempirical Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Shashkov
    • 1
  • T. I. Yaroshenko
    • 1
  • N. A. Nesterov
    • 1
  • R. Afshar
    • 2
  • S. C. Saxena
    • 2
  1. 1.Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteMinskBSSR, USSR
  2. 2.Department of Energy EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Chicago CircleChicagoUSA

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