Experimental study of mercury heat pipe

Tadashi Yamamoto*, Katsuya Nagata, Masafumi Katsuta, Yoshio Ikeda

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    The purpose of this study is to collect basic data required for the development of mercury heat pipes operating in the temperature range of 623 to 873 K, which will be used in the industrial field. For this purpose, three kinds of mercury heat pipes were made of stainless tubing (SUS316L) 25 mm in diameter and 1000 mm in length. As a result of these tests, it is concluded that the mercury heat pipe exhibits good performance except during startup, but the material compatibility between the stainless steel tubing and mercury is not very good.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)39-46
    Number of pages8
    JournalExperimental Thermal and Fluid Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


    • boiling and condensation curve
    • corrosion
    • deposit layer
    • diffusion layer
    • material compatibility
    • mercury heat pipe

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
    • Mechanical Engineering


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