Thermal Conduction in Dense Liquids

  • A. K. Raychaudhuri
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 112)


We briefly sketch here some of the important aspects of heat conduction in dense liquids near the liquid-solid transition. We point to the similarity of liquid thermal conductivity to glasses, both lying close to minimum thermal concutivity. We point out also the essential difference in liquid and crystal which at melting point have similar phonon mean free path but qualitatively different processes of energy transport.


Heat Conduction Natural Unit Glassy State Dense Liquid Thermal Conductivity Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Raychaudhuri
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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