The Thermophysical Properties of Metallic Liquids: Thermo Prop Metall Liquid Pck

ISBN : 9780198729822

Takamichi Iida; Roderick I. L. Guthrie
640 Pages
Multiple Copy Pack
181 x 256 mm
Pub date
Oct 2015


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This two volume set provides a clear understanding of the essence of a metallic liquid's thermophysical properties which is indispensable for improving, or innovating any liquid metal processing operation or product quality. The thermophysical properties of metallic liquids are presented, i.e. liquid metals, semimetals, and semiconductors, analysed in relation to our current understanding of the underlying structure of a metallic liquid on the atomic scale and of the electron configuration of an element. The authors' interdisciplinary approach brings together knowledge from various subject areas including: process metallurgy, materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, metrology. They introduce new dimensionless parameters to characterise the atomic states of metallic liquids (i.e. an atom's hardness or softness, its anharmonic motions, and the spatial arrangement of the atoms in a metallic liquid), as revealed through data for the velocity of sound in the metallic liquids. The two new simple parameters, common to all elements, allow for better predictions of several important thermophysical properties of liquid metallic elements.


1: An Introductory Description of Metallic Liquids 2: Structure and Pair Potential Energy 3: Density 4: Thermodynamic Properties 5: Velocity of Sound 7: Viscosity 8: Diffusion 9: Electrical and Thermal Conductivity 10: A guide to predictive models for metallic liquids' thermophysical properties 11: Predictions of the velocity of sound 12: Predictive models for volume expansivity 13: Predictions of evaporation enthalpy 14: Predictions of surface tension 15: Predictions of viscosity 16: Predictons of self-diffusivity

About the author: 

Takamichi Iida is the professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Processing at Osaka University. He obtained a Doctorate in Materials Science, studying the physical properties of metallic liquids. On the basis of the metrology of liquids, he also co-developed a viscometer for characterizing slag viscosities in continuous casting machines for the Japanese steel industry. He is the author, or co-author, of more than 200 research papers. He was awarded the Meritorious Honor Prize (in 1982), and the Okada Science and Technology Prize (in 2002).; Roderick I.L.Guthrie is the Macdonald Professor of Metallurgy at McGill University, and is the Director and co-founder of the McGill Metals Processing Centre, established in 1990. He is the author, or co-author, of more than 450 publications, twenty four receiving best paper awards, and has about 240 patents from 12 inventions attributed to him. He is an Honorary member of the AIME and of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, a Distinguished Member of the AIST, is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the Canadian Academy of Engineers, and of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. He remains a very active member of the research community in North America, specialising in Fluid Dynamics and associated Heat and Mass Transfer in Liquid Metal Processing Operations.

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