High Temperature

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 379–383 | Cite as

The boundary of limiting superheats ofn-heptane, ethanol, benzene, and toluene in the region of negative pressures

  • V. E. Vinogradov
  • P. A. Pavlov
Thermophysical Properties of Materials


The boiling of superheatedn-heptane, ethanol, benzene, and toluene is experimentally investigated in a negative-pressure wave with an amplitude of up to -15 MPa. The continuous transition is traced of the line of achievable superheats of investigated liquids from the positive to negative region of pressures. The experimental results are compared with the predictions made according to the homogeneous nucleation theory. The reasons for the discrepancy between the experimental results and those calculated under high negative pressures are discussed.


Negative Pressure Ural Division Nucleation Bubble Superheated Liquid Pressure Pulse Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. E. Vinogradov
    • 1
  • P. A. Pavlov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Thermal Physics, Ural DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia

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