Evaluation and Comparative Study of Acoustic Non-Linearity Parameter of Liquid Metals and Alloys using Sound Speed and Density Data

Subhash Chandra Shrivastava*,, Ramakant, Shekhar Srivastava and J.D. Pandey

Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj-211002, India

*Corresponding author: E-mail: subhash.chem.au@gmail.com


The non-linearity acoustic parameter (B/A) has been computed for six pure liquid metal alloys (Na, K, Rb, Cs, Pb and Sn), four liquid metal alloys (K-Rb, Na-Cs, Pb-Sn and Na-K) and other several liquid metals at different temperatures. This parameter has been calculated by using three different approaches viz. Hartmann method, Ballou rule and Johnson et al. method. The input data required density, sound speed and thermal expansivity were taken from literature. A comparative study has been carried out and quite satisfactory results are obtained.


Non-linearity parameter, Liquid metals and alloys, Thermal expansivity, Ultrasonic velocity, Density.

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