Viscosity measurements of molten refractory metals using an electrostatic levitator

Takehiko Ishikawa, Paul François Paradis, Junpei T. Okada, Yuki Watanabe

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Viscosities of several refractory metals (titanium, nickel, zirconium, niobium, ruthenium, rhodium, hafnium, iridium and platinum) and terbium have been measured by the oscillation drop method with an improved procedure. The measured data were less scattered than our previous measurements. Viscosities at their melting temperatures showed good agreement with literature values and some predicted values.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025305
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • high temperature melts
  • levitation
  • viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics


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