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Abstract: In this article, researchers employed the use of the hot-disk method to test the thermal conductivities of various liquid materials, including mercury and silicone oils of different viscosities, in short-duration microgravity environments. The data received for the lower viscosity silicone liquids displayed extreme effects of thermal convection in the microgravity, as compared to the higher viscosity silicone liquids. When mercury was exposed to the microgravity environment, the thermal conductivity was lower than that measured on the ground.

Reference: Materials Science and Engineering: A 276 (2000) 117-123

DOI: 10.1016/S0921-5093(99)00519-5