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Reference Viscosity of Argon at Low Density in the Temperature Range from 290 K to 680 K

Vogel, E.
Int. J. Thermophys. 2010, 31, 3, 447-461
An all-quartz oscillating-disk viscometer of very high precision was used to measure the temperature dependence of the viscosity of argon in the limit of zero density. The measurements were based on a single calibration value at 298.15 K, which was calculated theoretically using an accurate ab initio pair potential for argon and the kinetic theory of dilute gases. The uncertainty of the experimental data is conservatively estimated to be 0.15 % temperature increasing to 0.2 % 680 K. The new data, as well as viscosities determined in 2007 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the range from 200 K to 400 K, agree excellently within +-0.1 % theoretically calculated viscosity of argon at zero density. On the contrary, the widely accepted viscosity data recommended by Kestin et al. (J Chem Phys 56:4119, 1972) deviate by as much as 0.9 %.
# Formula Name
1 Ar argon
The table above is generated from the ThermoML associated json file (link above). POMD and RXND refer to PureOrMixture and Reaction Datasets. The compound numbers are included in properties, variables, and phases, if specificied; the numbers refer to the table of compounds on the left.
Type Compound-# Property Variable Constraint Phase Method #Points
  • POMD
  • 1
  • Viscosity, Pa*s ; Gas
  • Temperature, K; Gas
  • Mass density, kg/m3; Gas
  • Gas
  • High precision oscillating disk
  • 49