Solid-liquid interfacial energy of neopentylglycol solid solution in equilibrium with succinonitrile-neopentylglycol-aminomethylpropanediol liquid

Ozer A., Bayram Ü., Aksoz S., Marasli N.

Journal of Crystal Growth, vol.364, pp.34-39, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 364
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2012.11.064
  • Journal Name: Journal of Crystal Growth
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-39
  • Keywords: A1. Eutectics, A1. Interfaces, A1. Phase equilibria, B1. Organic compounds
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


The grain boundary groove shapes for equilibrated solid neopentylglycol (NPG) solution (NPG-26 mol% AMPD-4 mol% SCN) in equilibrium with the succinonitrile (SCN)-neopentylglycol (NPG)-aminomethylpropanediol (AMPD) liquid (NPG-45 mol% SCN-2.9 mol% AMPD) have been directly observed by using a horizontal linear temperature gradient apparatus. From the observed grain boundary groove shapes, the Gibbs-Thomson coefficient (Γ) and solid-liquid interfacial energy (σSL) of solid NPG solution have been determined to be (7.8 ± 0.8) × 10-8 K m and (8.1 ± 1.2) × 10-3 J m-2, respectively. The grain boundary energy of solid NPG solution has been determined to be (15.8 ± 2.5) × 10-3 J m-2 from the observed grain boundary groove shapes. The ratio of thermal conductivity of equilibrated liquid to thermal conductivity of solid NPG solution has also been determined to be 0.42. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.