ABSTRACT The thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and heat capacity per unit volume of dunite rocks taken from Chillas near Gilgit, Pakistan have been measured simultaneously using transient plane source technique. The temperature dependence of thermal transport properties is studied in the temperature range 83-303 K. Different relations for the estimation of thermal conductivity are also tested. Thermal conductivity data obey the modified Eucken’s law in the temperature range of measurements.
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