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Volume 27, Issue 5, September 1998
27(1998); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.556023View Description Hide Description
About 3000 experimental points obtained in 220 miscellaneous experiments published in 57 papers have been processed simultaneously in order to obtain the most reliable Gibbs energy of the solid solution in the temperature range from 250 to 1300 K. A part of this solution is well-known as the “ Y123” phase. All other thermodynamic properties of the solution including the conditions for the tetragonal-orthorhombic phase transition and the miscibility gap at lower temperatures, are derived from the assessed Gibbs energy. The linear error model introduced recently by one of the authors has been employed for the simultaneous assessment. The results obtained are compared with those of the conventional weighted least squares method and the benefit of the new approach is discussed. Another problem in simultaneous assessment that is also considered is visualizing the quality of the fit. New types of graphs (partly based on the linear error model) that facilitate visualizing the quality of the fit are presented. (A critical review with 72 references.)
27(1998); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.556024View Description Hide Description
To aid the many and diverse applications for which perfluoropropane is suited, we critically evaluate and synthesize existing knowledge on electron scattering and electron energy-loss processes for the molecule, and provide recommendations for the most reliable data. We also draw attention to electron-interaction data that are not presently available, but are needed for modeling the behavior of in practical uses, especially plasma processing.
Thermodynamic Properties of Import to Environmental Processes and Remediation. I. Previous Thermodynamic Property Values for Cadmium and Some of Its Compounds27(1998); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.556032View Description Hide Description
The sources of previous thermodynamic property values are detailed for cadmium and some compounds of cadmium that might be expected as derivative from anthropogenic introduction of cadmium into the environment or are required for calculation of thermodynamic properties of cadmium-containing systems. Included are descriptions of the sources of information and methodology used to obtain the values for these compounds reported in the NBS series of publications loosely and collectively referred to as the NBS Thermodynamics Tables.
27(1998); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.556025View Description Hide Description
A new representation of the viscosity of propane includes a zero-density correlation and an initial-density dependence correlation based on the kinetic theory of dilute gases and on the Rainwater–Friend theory. The higher density contributions of the residual viscosity in the representation are formed by a combination of double polynomials in density and reciprocal temperature, and a free-volume term with a temperature-dependent close-packed density. The full surface correlation is based on a set of primary experimental data selected as a result of a critical assessment of the available information from 37 original viscosity studies. The review refers to 96 citations altogether. The validity of the representation extends from the triple point to 600 K and 100 MPa in accordance with the modified Benedict–Webb–Rubin equation of state. The uncertainty of the representation varies from for the viscosity of the dilute gas phase between room temperature and 600 K, to about for the range 100–475 K up to about 30 MPa, and to about for points outside this range. Tables of the viscosity according to the representative equations at selected temperatures and pressures and along the saturation line provide easy reference as well as the validation of computer codes.
27(1998); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.556026View Description Hide Description
A new general model that describes the thermodynamic properties of has been developed from a global fit to experimental results, including isopiestic molalities, vapor pressuremeasurements, freezing-point depressions, enthalpies of dilution, heat capacities, and densities, for this system. The model is based on a recent ion-interaction treatment with extended higher-order virial terms, and on experimental results from 240 to 627 K at pressures to 100 MPa and molalities to