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Handbook of Thermodynamic and Transport
Properties of Alkali Metals

R. W. Ohse
Blackwell Science,1985 [ISBN

The purpose of this handbook is to summarize and assess the vast amount of available data and to provide both the practicing engineer and basic research worker with a comprehensive survey of current knowledge on structural, thermodynamic and
transport properties of alkali materials. In order to guarantee a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field, an international team of about eighty leading scientists from throughout the world was invited to assess their own specialization as it applies to alkali metals. The first two sections of the handbook cover the basic relationships and theory of liquid metals and provide the necessary background and present status. Section 3 on technological applications summarizes the various applications of alkali metals in modern technologies. Section 4 gives a complete survey of the existing techniques of high-purity preparation and its analytical aspects. The structural, thermodynamic and transport properties and their methods of evaluation are critically assessed in sections 5 to 7. Solutions of
non-metals in alkali metals are treated in section 8, and in section 9 the binary and ternary alloy systems and their properties are summarized.


Foreward; Preface; Acknowledgements; Methods of
Evaluation; Errors and Consistency; Symbols, Units and Conversion Factors, Key to Notations; Basic Relationships; Theory of Liquid Metals; Technological Applications; Preparation, Control and Safety of Alkali Metals; Structural Properties of Liquid Alkali Metals; Thermodynamic Properties; Transport Properties; Solution of Non-Metals in Alkali Metals; Interalkali Alloys; Ternary Systems

372 illustrations
1020 pages

© 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd


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