Liquid-vapour spinodal of pure helium 4

A. Imre, Thomas Kraska

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Abstract

Unlike gases, liquids can be overheated or stretched only up to a limit. The determination of the mean-field thermodynamic stability limit - the so-called spinodal - is a very difficult theoretical and a more-or-less impossible experimental task. Based on a recent semi-empirical method, the spinodal pressure of helium-4 at given temperature is determined, using liquid-vapour surface tension, interface thickness and vapour pressure data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3663-3666
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume403
Issue number19-20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008

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Helium
helium isotopes
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vapors
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Surface tension
interfacial tension
Thermodynamic stability
Gases
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gases
Temperature
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Keywords

  • Helium-4
  • Interface
  • Spinodal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Liquid-vapour spinodal of pure helium 4. / Imre, A.; Kraska, Thomas.

In: Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol. 403, No. 19-20, 01.10.2008, p. 3663-3666.

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Imre, A. ; Kraska, Thomas. / Liquid-vapour spinodal of pure helium 4. In: Physica B: Condensed Matter. 2008 ; Vol. 403, No. 19-20. pp. 3663-3666.
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