Neutron Radiography Studies of Water Self-Diffusion in Porous Medium
J.J. Milczarek, I. Fijał-Kirejczyk, M. Chojnowski and J. Żołądek
Institute of Atomic Energy, Świerk, 05-400 Otwock, Poland
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Received: 3 06 2007;
The results of neutron radiography studies on macroscopic self-diffusion of water confined within rigid porous material reveal the substantial reduction in diffusion constant in comparison to the diffusion in large volume. The studies performed in the 30-50°C temperature range on fired clay brick of 30% porosity show decrease in diffusion constant to approximately 17% of its value for free space and the Archie exponent is 1.4. The Arrhenius law was confirmed and the activation energy was found of the same value as in the water bulk.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.113.1237
PACS numbers:, 66.30.jj, 47.56.+r, 81.70.-q