Viscosity of molten rare earth metal trichlorides II. Cerium subgroup

Alexei Potapov, Yuzuru Sato

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The kinematic viscosity of molten LaCl3, CeCl3, PrCl3, NdCl3, and SmCl3 was measured directly by using a capillary viscometer made of quartz and a transparent electric furnace. Viscosity of molten PmCl3 and EuCl3 was estimated using common tendencies in the lanthanides row. The dynamic viscosity was computed by using the most reliable density data taken from literature. The viscosity of molten lanthanides trichlorides at the same temperature changes slightly within a cerium lanthanides subgroup. Molten EuCl3 perhaps has abnormally low viscosity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-655
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Chlorides
  • Molten salts
  • Rare earths
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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