Self-diffusion under microgravity and structure of group IVB liquids

T. Itami, Tadahiko Masaki, H. Aoki, S. Munejiri, M. Uchida, S. Matsumoto, K. Kamiyama, K. Hoshino

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The self-diffusion coefficient, DS in liquid Sn was measured by a long capillary method in the microgravity environment of the space shuttle, and the validity of a microgravity effect was confirmed for the measurements of diffusion in melts with high melting temperatures. The data of this DS under microgravity were well reproduced by calculations, particularly in the case closely related to liquid structures. A systematic microgravity experiment is required to obtain further insight and to develop a model for diffusion in group IVB liquids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Itami, T., Masaki, T., Aoki, H., Munejiri, S., Uchida, M., Matsumoto, S., ... Hoshino, K. (2002). Self-diffusion under microgravity and structure of group IVB liquids. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 312-314, 177-181.