International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 697–710 | Cite as

Thermophysical Properties and Normal Spectral Emittance of Iridium up to 3500 K


An ohmic pulse-heating experiment together with radiometry and μs-photopolarimetry is deployed at the Institute of Experimental Physics, Graz University of Technology, to obtain temperature-dependent thermophysical properties of conducting samples in the solid and molten states. This experimental setup has been used within the present work to gather data for solid and liquid iridium. Results for both thermophysical properties, as well as the normal spectral emittance obtained at a wavelength of 684.5 nm up to 3500 K are reported. The newly obtained values for iridium are presented in graphical and tabular form and compared to available literature data. The uncertainties for all reported properties are stated and it follows that, considering these expanded uncertainties, the recent data are in very good agreement with literature sources. Mutually motivated by these good results and by the scarce (if any) data available for the liquid state, the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of liquid iridium are estimated by means of the Wiedemann–Franz law.


ellipsometry iridium normal spectral emittance pulse-heating thermal conductivity thermal diffusivity thermophysical properties 


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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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