THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF POLYSTYRENE: SELECTED VALUES
ARMY NATICK LABS MA PIONEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The published literature on the thermal conductivity of polystyrene was assembled and the results critically evaluated. Best values of thermal conductivity as a function of temperature were selected. These are presented in both graphical and tabular form the tables cover the range 240K to 540K and a few of the plotted points lie outside this range. An attempt was made to consult all work that could significantly affect the choice of best values. Published papers were located with the aid of Chemical Abstracts, Physics Abstracts, the Thermophysical Properties Retrieval Guide, and some other general sources. In addition, relevant references in the papers themselves were followed up until a substantially closed system was generated, as shown by the fact that no new references were being turned up.