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dc.creatorLeachman, Jacob
dc.creatorRichardson, Ian Andrew
dc.description.abstractDeuterium and tritium are seeing increased use in cryogenics as a fuel for nuclear fusion energy machines. The current Equation of State (EOS) for deuterium is based on work completed before the mid 1980's and tritium does not have an EOS available in the literature. In order to assess the need for new property correlations and experimental measurements, this paper presents a review and comparison of the available thermodynamic property measurements and models for deuterium and tritium. The comparisons extend a wide range of temperatures and pressures from the onset of solidification to the highest temperature and pressure measurements available. Based on the comparisons, recommendations for new experimental measurements and thermophysical property correlations are made.en_US
dc.publisherProceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference, CEC: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering
dc.rightsCopyright 2012, American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering. It may be found at
dc.subjectEquations of state
dc.subjectThermodynamic properties
dc.subjectFusion reactions
dc.titleThermodynamic properties status of deuterium and tritium
dc.typeConference Proceedings
dc.description.citationI. Richardson and J.W. Leachman, Thermodynamic properties status of deuterium and tritium,� Advances in Cryogenic Engineering-Proceedings of the 2011 Cryogenic Engineering Conference-CEC, 57 (2012) 1841-1848

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    This collection features research by Jacob Leachman, assistant professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Washington State University.

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