A visual acoustic high-pressure cell for the study of critical behavior of nonsimple mixtures

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A visual acoustic high-pressure cell was constructed for the determination of critical data of multicomponent mixtures. The cell was specially designed to include two piezoelectric transducers and two sapphire windows that make this cell well suited to investigate the critical behavior of mixtures, simultaneously using the acoustic technique and the direct visual inspection of the critical opalescence. Critical data obtained on the binary mixtures of CO2+CHF3 were used for comparison with values given in literature using the traditional methods. The acoustic results are in agreement with those obtained by the conventional methods, within the combined experimental errors. Comparison of visual and acoustic data enabled the evaluation of the applicability of the acoustic technique to study the critical behavior of multicomponent mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3200-3202
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10 I
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2004


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