Interfacial energies of carbon tetrabromide

Boeyuek U., Marasli N.

CURRENT APPLIED PHYSICS, vol.9, no.2, pp.359-366, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cap.2008.03.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-366
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


The equilibrated grain boundary groove shapes for solid carbon tetrabromide (CTB) in equilibrium with its melt were directly observed by using a horizontal temperature gradient stage. From the observed grain boundary groove shapes, Gibbs-Thomson coefficient (Gamma) and solid-liquid interfacial energy (sigma(SL)) and grain boundary energy (sigma(gb)) of CTB have been determined to be (7.88 +/- 0.8) x 10(-8) K m, (6.91 +/- 1.04) x 10(-3) J m(-2) and (13.43 +/- 2.28) x 10(-3) J m(-2), respectively. The ratio of thermal conductivity of equilibrated liquid phase to solid phase for CTB has also been measured to be 0.90 at its melting temperature. The value of sigma(SL) for CTB obtained in present work was compared with the values of sigma(SL) determined in the previous works for same material and it was seen that the present result is in good agreement with previous works. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.