Theoretical interpretation of thermal arrest data from differential thermal analysis measurements
Abstract
A theory was developed to interpret the thermal arrest data of HgCdTe system from differential thermal analysis measurements. A nonlinear regression program is used to model fit the data. The purpose is to obtain a set of parameters which will give the information about average radiation coefficient, latent heat of fussion, and specific heat of the HgCdTe system at various compositions. The liquidus and solidus at various compositions are also obtained. The heat radiation from the furnace, heat radiation from the system, heat capacity from both the system and the quartz tube and the heat of fusion of the system are considered, however, it neglects heat transfer through conduction and convection.
 Publication:

In Alabama Univ. Res. Rept.: 1984 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (NASACR171317) 13p (SEE N8522210 1280
 Pub Date:
 January 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985asee.nasa.....W
 Keywords:

 Computer Techniques;
 Mercury Cadmium Tellurides;
 Specific Heat;
 Thermal Analysis;
 Heat Of Fusion;
 Latent Heat;
 LiquidSolid Interfaces;
 Solidification;
 Temperature Effects;
 Thermodynamic Properties;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer