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Dingwell, Donald B. (1992): Density of Ga2O3 Liquid. In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 75, No. 6: pp. 1656-1657 [PDF, 228kB]


The density of Ga2O3 liquid in equilibrium with air has been measured at 18000 to 19000C using an Ir double-bob Archimedean method. The data yield the following description of the density of Ga2O3 liquid: ρ= 4.8374(84)–0.00065(12)(T −18500C). This density-temperature relationship is compared with the partial molar volume of Ga2O3 in glasses in the systems CaO–Ga2O3–SiO2 and Na2O–Ga2O3–SiO2, corrected to the glass transition temperature using thermal expansivities. The comparison illustrates that a positive excess volume term is required in these systems at low temperature. This observation is similar to those deduced from studies of the partial molar volumes of Fe2O3 and Al2O3 in silicate melts.

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