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Measurement of thermal diffusivity of massive metallic specimens by the pulse method

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A pulse method for measuring the thermal diffusivity of semi-infinite specimens is described. Results of thermal-diffusivity measurements on iron and tin are presented.

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Translated from Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 450–454, September, 1978.

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Zagrebin, L.D., Zinov'ev, V.E. & Sipailov, V.A. Measurement of thermal diffusivity of massive metallic specimens by the pulse method. Journal of Engineering Physics 35, 1054–1057 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00860356

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  • Iron
  • Statistical Physic
  • Thermal Diffusivity
  • Pulse Method
  • Metallic Specimen