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Publication Citation: Thermal Diffusivity of H2O near the Critical Point

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Author(s): Jan V. Sengers; Richard A. Perkins; Marcia L. Huber; Bernard Le Neindre;
Title: Thermal Diffusivity of H2O near the Critical Point
Published: September 25, 2009
Abstract: The asymptotic critical behavior of the thermal diffusivity of H2O, deduced from dynamic light-scattering measurements, is shown to be in good agreement with the mode-coupling theory for critical dynamics in fluids. Consistency of the thermal-diffusivity measurements with the critical enhancement of the viscosity of H2O is also demonstrated.
Citation: International Journal of Thermophysics
Volume: 30
Pages: pp. 1453 - 1465
Keywords: Critical phenomena, H2O, Light scattering, Steam, Thermal conductivity, Thermal diffusivity, Viscosity
Research Areas: Thermophysics
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