Letter to the Editor: Fifty Years of Breakthrough Discoveries in Fluid Criticality

  title={Letter to the Editor: Fifty Years of Breakthrough Discoveries in Fluid Criticality},
  author={Mikhail A. Anisimov},
  journal={International Journal of Thermophysics},
  • M. Anisimov
  • Published 28 August 2011
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Thermophysics
Fifty years ago, two scientists, who celebrate their 80th birthdays in 2011, Alexander V. Voronel and Johannes V. Sengers, performed breakthrough experiments that challenged commonly accepted views on critical phenomena in fluids. Voronel discovered that the isochoric heat capacity of argon becomes infinite at the vapor–liquid critical point. Almost simultaneously, Sengers observed a similar anomaly for the thermal conductivity of near-critical carbon dioxide. The existence of these… 

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