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Materials Transactions, Vol.46 No.08 (2005) pp.1877-1881
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Measurement of Thermal Transport Properties for Molten Silicate Glasses at High Temperatures by Means of a Novel Laser Flash Technique

Hiroyuki Shibata1,, Atsushi Suzuki1 and Hiromichi Ohta2

1Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
2Department of Materials Science, Ibaraki University, Hitachi 316-8511, Japan

Thermal transport properties; effusivity, diffusivity and conductivity, of six silicate glasses in the molten state have been determined in the temperature range between 1073 and 1673 K. The glass sample was melted in a platinum crucible and heated to the desired temperature. Then, a single laser pulse was flashed on the bottom surface of the platinum crucible, and the infrared ray irradiated from the same bottom surface was measured for obtaining the temperature decay from which thermal effusivity of the sample could be estimated in the molten state. Thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity were also estimated with available values of specific heat capacity and density of the glasses. Thermal transport properties of six glasses were found to slightly depend on temperature.

(Received 2005/5/19; Accepted 2005/6/8; Published 2005/8/15)

Keywords: thermal effusivity, thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity, specific heat capacity, density, molten glass, laser flash method

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