Thermal conductivities of solid and liquid phases for neopentylglycol, aminomethylpropanediol and their binary alloy

Akbulut S., Ocak Y., Keslioglu K., Marasli N.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS, vol.70, no.1, pp.72-78, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The variations of thermal conductivities of solid phases versus temperature for neopentylglycol (NPG), 2-amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (AMPD) and AMPD-42.2 mol% NPG alloy were measured with a radial heat flow apparatus. From the graphs of the solid phases thermal conductivity variations versus temperature, the thermal conductivities of the solid phases at their melting temperature and temperature coefficients for same materials were also found to be 0.22 +/- 0.01, 0.45 +/- 0.02 and 0.32 +/- 0.02 W/Km and 0.0047, 0.0031 and 0.0043 K-1, respectively. The thermal conductivity ratios of liquid phase to solid phase for the same materials at their melting temperature are found to be 1.07, 1.12 and 0.74 with a Bridgman type directional solidification apparatus, respectively. Thus, the thermal conductivities of liquid phases for pure NPG, pure AMPD and AMPD-42.2mol% NPG alloy at their melting temperature were evaluated to be 0.24, 0.50 and 0.23 W/Km, respectively, by using the values of solid phase thermal conductivities and the thermal conductivity ratios of liquid phase to solid phase. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.