Observation of relaxation phenomena in thermophysical properties of metals

Y. Kraftmakher

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Studies of relaxation phenomena related to thermophysical properties of metals are reviewed. They provide important information not available from other techniques. Observation of relaxation phenomena was used in studying ordering in alloys, glass transition in supercooled liquids, and equilibration of point defects in a crystal lattice. Opportunities to observe the equilibration phenomena in materials are provided by subsecond thermophysical measurements. A simple method is proposed for a straightforward determination of the defect contribution to the enthalpy of metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1149
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996


  • Glass transition
  • High temperatures
  • Ordering in alloys
  • Point defects in metals
  • Relaxation phenomena
  • Subsecond thermophysics


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