The thermal conductivity of molten salts

K. Cornwell

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Experimental values of the thermal conductivity of molten salts are reviewed and found to deviate appreciably from values predicted by semi-empirical theories to the thermal conductivity of liquids. The author shows that for univalent molten salts a simple correlation exists between the thermal conductivity at the melting point and the mean ionic weight of a univalent molten salt. Mixtures of molten salts have a thermal conductivity which is less than the proportional mean of the constituent salts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number313
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1971


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