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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 22, Number 1
BKCSDE 22(1)
January 20, 2001 

 
Title
A Simplified Phenomenological Theory of Viscosity for Liquid Metals
Author
Wonsoo Kim, Tong-Seek Chair
Keywords
Theory of viscosity, Viscosity of liquid, Liquid metals.
Abstract
This study simplifies the phenomenological theory of viscosity previously proposed by the present authors. This simplified theory has only two thermodynamic properties and one parameter, as opposed to its predecessor, which has many, allowing for easy calculation of the liquid viscosities. The viscosity of liquid metals, an excellent test for checking the validity of the liquid theory, can be calculated using the equation based on the simplified theory. The calculated results by the current theory turn out to be good for the liquid metals, including sodium, potassium, rubbidium, cesium, lead and mercury.
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