Sound speed in liquid lead at high temperatures

Research paper by R. S. Hixson, M. A. Winkler, J. W. Shaner

Indexed on: 01 Jan '86Published on: 01 Jan '86Published in: International Journal of Thermophysics


A dynamic technique, the isobaric expansion experiment (IEX), is used to reach high-temperature and pressure states in liquid lead. A unique technique is described for making sound-speed measurements once a final equilibrium end state is obtained. Data over an extended density range are presented. The sound speed in liquid lead over this range appears to vary linearly with density and has no dependence on temperature within our experimental precision (±7 %).