Physical properties of high temperature molten salts

Yuzuru Sato

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High temperature molten salts are very important in the industrial field such as active metal production. In any case, including the use as the electrolyte, the physical properties, for example, density, electrical conductivity, viscosity are essentially important. On the other hand, molten salts consist of ions and are agglutinated by the coulombic interaction. The ionicity of the molten salts is affected by the strength of coulombic force of the constituent ionic species. Too strong coulombic force makes the salts non ionic, for example, SiCl4, and prevents the formation of stable ionic molten salts. Therefore, the phenomena of complex formation are important to consider the properties of molten salts. The author studied various physical properties of many molten salts. In this paper, the physical properties are described related to the ionic constitution including complex formation in the molten salts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolten Salts and Ionic Liquids 17
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781607681762
ISBN (Print)9781566778268
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event17th International Symposium on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids - 218th ECS Meeting - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2010 Oct 102010 Oct 15

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Conference17th International Symposium on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids - 218th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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