Viscosity of Molten Rare Earth Metal Trichlorides I. CeCl3, NdCl3, SmCl3, DyCl3 and ErCl3

A. Potapov, V. Khokhlov, Y. Sato

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The kinematic viscosity of molten CeCl3, NdCl3, SmCl3, DyCl3 and ErCl3 has been measured by using a capillary viscometer. The dynamic viscosity was computed by using density data taken from the literature. The viscosity increases with going from CeCl3 to ErCl3. The activation energy of the viscous flow, calculated by the Arrhenius equation, rises in the same order.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-463
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug


  • Molten Salts
  • Rare Earth Metal Chlorides
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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