Interfacial tension measurement of Ni-S liquid using high-pressure X-ray micro-tomography

Hidenori Terasaki, Satoru Urakawa, Ken Ichi Funakoshi, Yanbin Wang, Yuki Shibazaki, Takeshi Sanehira, Yasuhiro Ueda, Eiji Ohtani

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High-pressure, high-temperature X-ray tomography experiments have been carried out using a large volume toroidal cell, which is optimized for interfacial tension measurements. A wide anvil gap, which corresponds to a field of view in the radiography imaging, was successively maintained to high pressures and temperatures using a composite plastic gasket. Obtained interfacial tensions of Ni-S liquid against Na, K-disilicate melt, were 414 and 336 mN/m at 1253 and 1293 K, respectively. Three-dimensional tomo-graphy images revealed that the sample had an irregular shape at the early stage of melting, suggesting either non-equilibrium in sample texture and force balance or partial melting of surrounding silicate. This information cannot always be obtained from two-dimensional radiographic imaging techniques. Therefore, a three-dimensional tomography measurement is appropriate for the precise interfacial measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-334
Number of pages8
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008


  • Interfacial tension
  • Liquid metal
  • Toroidal cell
  • X-ray tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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