International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 1609–1625 | Cite as

Thermal Diffusivity, Sound Speed, Viscosity, and Surface Tension of R227ea (1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane)


The purpose of the experimental investigations described in the present paper was to carry out an extensive characterization of R227ea (1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane), a working fluid that has gained increasing importance in refrigeration and air conditioning technology fields. With dynamic light scattering (DLS), a non-intrusive, laser-optical technique, the thermal diffusivity and sound speed of the liquid and vapor phases, as well as the surface tension and kinematic viscosity of the liquid phase, could be determined with high accuracy at saturation conditions, over a wide temperature range starting at 253.15 K and extending to the critical point.


dynamic light scattering 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3-heptafluoropropane kinematic viscosity R227ea sound speed surface light scattering surface tension thermal diffusivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik (LTT)Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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