Bushnell, David L.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
Fusion; Latent heat of; Calorimetry
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.
Wozny, Christopher E., "A direct method of calorimetry to determine the latent heat of fusion" (1987). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 287.
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