Measurement of the thermal properties of zirconium and tantalum carbides at high temperatures (up to and above the melting point)
Equipment and results of an investigation of the resistivity of zirconium and tantalum carbides in the solid and liquid states as a function of the specific energy employed are described. Estimates of the heat of fusion of the carbides are given. The investigation is carried out using pulsed electric heating of samples cut out of massive blocks, and film samples deposited on a substrate.
Keywordszirconium and tantalum carbides pulsed electric heating resistivity and energy supplied heat of fusion
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