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1983

Richard Alan Lesar

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Equation Of State Of Fluid Nh3 From P-V-T And Ultrasound Measurements To 12 Kbar, R. L. Mills, D. H. Lienbenberg, Richard Alan Lesar, Ph. Pruzan Jan 1983

Equation Of State Of Fluid Nh3 From P-V-T And Ultrasound Measurements To 12 Kbar, R. L. Mills, D. H. Lienbenberg, Richard Alan Lesar, Ph. Pruzan

Richard Alan Lesar

A piston-cylinder apparatus was used to measure the pressure, volume, temperature, and ultrasonic velocity (P,V,T,u) of fluid NH3 from 195 to 320 K at pressures up to 12 kbar. Over 1200 sets of P-V-T-u and P-V-T data were fitted to a Tait-type equation of state (EOS) by non-linear least-squares minimization. With quadratic terms in T for the two fitted parameters, the rms deviation is ± 0.2% in V and ± 0.9% in u, which is comparable to the experimental error. The simple Tait EOS is useful over the entire fluid range between the vaporization and melting curves ...