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Investigation of Binary Liquids in Unstable States—An Experimental Approach

Institute of Thermal Physics Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 620016 Ekaterinburg, Russia
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Academic Editor: Rada Novakovic
Received: 29 March 2021 / Revised: 4 May 2021 / Accepted: 24 May 2021 / Published: 28 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Physics of Liquids)
In this article, we present a methodology for conducting measurements based on pulse heating of a wire probe in partially soluble binary liquids. These liquids, which can be rapidly transferred to the region of unstable states above the diffusional spinodal, are novel research objects for the thermophysics of extreme states. Using the example of aqueous solutions of polypropylene glycol and glycol monobutyl ether having a lower critical solution temperature, the key hypothesis of the study on the general measurability of the properties of unstable solutions has been confirmed. The characteristic heating times from 1 to 15 milliseconds corresponded to the thickness of the heated layer comprising a few micrometers. The pressure was varied from units of MPa to 100 MPa. The conditions for the transition from measurements on pure components to those on solutions are formulated. The characteristic thermal patterns of the decay of unstable states depending on pressure and heating rate are revealed. The general possibility of using partially soluble binary liquids as a promising coolant in processes involving powerful local heat release is demonstrated. View Full-Text
Keywords: pulse heating; heat transfer enhancement; liquid-liquid phase separation; partially soluble mixtures; LCST pulse heating; heat transfer enhancement; liquid-liquid phase separation; partially soluble mixtures; LCST
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Igolnikov, A.; Rutin, S.; Skripov, P. Investigation of Binary Liquids in Unstable States—An Experimental Approach. Liquids 2021, 1, 36-46. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/liquids1010003

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Igolnikov A, Rutin S, Skripov P. Investigation of Binary Liquids in Unstable States—An Experimental Approach. Liquids. 2021; 1(1):36-46. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/liquids1010003

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Igolnikov, Alexander, Sergey Rutin, and Pavel Skripov. 2021. "Investigation of Binary Liquids in Unstable States—An Experimental Approach" Liquids 1, no. 1: 36-46. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/liquids1010003

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