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Xenon provides high accuracy thermodynamic properties for elemental xenon using the fundamental equation of state developed by O. Sifner and J. Klomfar, "Thermodynamic Properties of Xenon from the Triple Point to 800 K with Pressures up to 350 MPa," J.Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, Vol. 23, No.1, pp. 63-152, (1994).  This correlation is also presented in a more convenient form in the textbook by R.T. Jacobsen, S.G. Penoncello, and E.W. Lemmon, "Thermodynamic Properties of Cryogenic Fluids", Plenum Press, 1997, ISBN 0-306-45522-6.  The thermodynamic property correlations are valid for temperatures between triple point (161.36 K) and 800 K at pressures up to 350 MPa. 


Range of applicability for transport function correlations:

Gas-phase viscosity:  120 K to 1500 K 

Liquid-phase viscosity: 173.15 K

Gas-phase thermal conductivity: 200 K to 1500 K

Liquid-phase thermal conductivity: 173.15


The low pressure gas viscosity correlation was fit to data from:

Vol. 3:  Thermal Conductivity, Y.S. Touloukian, P.E. Liley, S.C. Saxena

Vol. 11: Viscosity,  Y.S. Touloukian, S.C. Saxena, and P. Hestermans

IFI/Plenun, NY, 1970, ISBN 0-306067020-8 


Low pressure thermal conductivity data are from Table 15.1 in 

Handbook of Physical Quantities, Igor. S. Gigoriev and Evgenii Z. Meilikhov,

ISBN 0-08493-2861-6, 1995


Liquid xenon viscosity and thermal conductivity data were correlated to data available from:

E.W. Lemmon, M.O. McLinden and D.G. Friend, "Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems" in NIST Chemistry WebBook, NIST Standard Reference Database Number 69, Eds. P.J. Linstrom and W.G. Mallard, March 2003, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg MD, 20899 ( 


Surface tension data are provided through a correlation developed by:

G.R. Somayajulu

"A Generalized Equation for Surface Tension from the Triple Point to the Critical Point"

International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1988



Fluid Property Information