ISBN : 9780198729822
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