| Calorimeter and method for simultaneous measurement of thermal conductivity and specific heat of fluids - Patent 5988875 |

| | By limiting their measurements to a narrow range of fluids, with **heat** **capacities** near that of the dilute lipid dispersions, and with similar diffusivities, they were able to circumvent approximating the effect of.lambda., which in principle may change independently of **heat** **capacity**. |

| | is the thermal conductivity of the sample, C is the volume **heat** **capacity** of the sample, T is the temperature of the measurement,.lambda..sub.ref and C.sub.ref are the thermal conductivity and volume **heat** **capacity** of the reference solution and x,y,z represent the instrument's physical dimensions. |

| | Another indication of precision of the simultaneous **heat** **capacity** and thermal conductivity measurement is the orthogonality of sensitivity vectors associated with the discrete parameters {p.sub.n } The magnitude of the sensitivity vector is simply the sensitivity indicator; the directions of the sensitivity vectors is an indication of the independence of the discrete parameters. |

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