The Thermodynamic Properties of Deuterium

  • R. Prydz
  • K. D. Timmerhaus
  • R. B. Stewart
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 13)


The recent use of deuterium in bubble chambers and Yarious experimental physics programs has prompted a literature survey of existing data and the compilation of useful thermodynamic properties for this fluid. The compilation of thermodynamic properties for a fluid generally involves the summarization and correlation of large quantities of sometimes isolated information, both theoretical and experimental, into a composite form. This has been accomplished in the present study by the development within the precision of the data, of an equation of state that represents the available P-ρ-T data for deuterium and a vapor pressure equation that fits the data of this fluid from the triple point to the critical point. Consistency of the equation of state has been checked by making comparisons of the calculated second virial coefficients with available experimental data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Prydz
    • 1
  • K. D. Timmerhaus
    • 1
  • R. B. Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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