The viscosity and diffusion coefficients of the binary mixtures of xenon with the other noble gases

J. Kestin, H. E. Khalifa, W. A. Wakeham

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This paper presents new experimental data for the viscosity of binary mixtures of xenon with the remaining monatomic gases, helium, neon, argon, and krypton. The measurements have been performed in a high precision oscillating-disk viscometer at atmospheric pressure and within the temperature range 25-500°C. The data have an estimated uncertainty of ±0.1% at 25°C increasing to ±0.3% at 500°C. The collision integrals for the interactions of xenon with the other monatomic species conform to the extended law of corresponding states formulated by Kestin, Ro and Wakeham. For each binary interaction the scaling parameters σij and ∈ij have been obtained. The ensemble of experimental results can be correlated by means of the appropriate kinetic theory expressions reinforced by the extended law of corresponding states. The deviations do not exceed 0.5%. The binary diffusion coefficients were calculated from the measured mixture viscosity and compared with the available experimental results. The standard deviation was estimated as ±2% which is within the mutual uncertainty of the two sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-228
Number of pages14
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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  • Mathematical Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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