Lorentz force sigmometry: a new method for thermophysical property measurement in high temperature melts

A. Thess1, Y. Kolesnikov1 and C. Heinicke1

1Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany

Keywords: thermophysical properties
property: Lorentz force
material: liquid metals

We describe a new concept for the measurement of thermophysical properties in liquid metals which is particularly suitable to measure electrical conductivities. The method is derived from a contactless electromagnetic flow measurement technique introduced in [1] and offers several advantages over existing methods. We will describe the concepts and results of preliminary measurements and discuss how they could be further developed in future.

  1. A. Thess et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 164501 (2006)

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