Discrepancies between Viscosity Data for Simple Gases

Science  08 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3819, pp. 1114-1117
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3819.1114


It has been known for some time that Kestin and his co-workers have reported dilute gas viscosity coefficients which differ from the usually accepted values. Recent work from the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory supplements Kestin's results. We show that there is no evidence for not accepting this different data. We feel that the whole subject of dilute gas viscosity measurements above room temperature should be reexamined both from the experimenter's and correlater's viewpoints. There is evidence that published tables may be incorrect by as much as 10 percent above 600°K.