Spacelab experiment definition study on phase transition and critical phenomena in fluids : Interim report on experimental justification
- Sengers, J. V.
- Aug 1, 1976.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Hocken, M. R., Moldover, M. R., and Gammon, R. W.
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- Pure fluids and fluid mixtures near critical points are identified and are related to the progress of several disciplines. Consideration is given to thermodynamic properties, transport properties, and the complex nonlinear phenomena which occur when fluids undergo phase transitions in the critical region. The distinction is made between practical limits which may be extended by advances in technology and intrinsic ones which arise from the modification of fluid properties by the earth's gravitational field. The kinds of experiments near critical points which could best exploit the low gravity environment of an orbiting laboratory are identified. These include studies of the index of refraction, constant volume specific heat, and phase separation.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19770006147.
Accession ID: 77N13090.
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