Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Rorschach, Harold E., Jr.
dc.creatorHousley, Robert Melvin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T22:00:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T22:00:23Z
dc.date.issued 1959
dc.identifier.citation Housley, Robert Melvin. "The thermal expansion of hydrogen and ethylene." (1959) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/90232.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/90232
dc.description.abstract A direct measurement of the thermal expansion of solid hydrogen Is of Interest (1) to compare with previously reported density values measured at different temperatures, and (2) to compare with a computation of the thermal expansion made using other thermodynamic information. An apparatus has been constructed to make this measurement. It is basically a parallel plate capacitor mounted in such a way that any thermal expansion of the hydrogen gives a greatly magnified change in capacitance. Results so far, though not conclusive, indicate that hydrogen has a much smaller coefficient of expansion than was expected, infinity being < 10 to the -5 per degrees kelvin. With the same apparatus, the thermal expansion of ethylene in the range from 64 to 73°K was measured, giving the result infinity av = 2.5 x 10 to the -4 per °K.
dc.format.extent 43 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title The thermal expansion of hydrogen and ethylene
dc.identifier.digital RICE1268
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Phys. 1959 Housley


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record