Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bushnell, David L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Fusion, Latent heat of||Calorimetry

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis was to develop an original method of calorimetry to measure the latent heat of fusion. The method is tested experimentally on a material with a known heat of fusion, then used to calculate heats of fusion for six binary eutectic solutions of monovalent nitrates. This thesis presents a theoretical justification of the method and the results of the error analysis. Values for the unknown heats of fusion are then reported, and a suggestion is made for a theoretical estimation of the heat of fusion for binary mixtures. The thesis concludes with an examination of this method in comparison with other standard methods of calorimetry.

Comments

Bibliography: leaf [49].

Extent

48, [1] pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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