2020 Volume 88 Issue 4 Pages 243-252
The authors worked as working group members in the Molten Salt Committee of the Electrochemical Society of Japan in FY 2015–2016 to collect and summarize information on books and literatures devoted to molten salts. They covered a wide range of aspects of molten salts such as handling/measurement techniques, thermophysical properties, phase diagrams, thermodynamic data, electrochemical data, and structures. A total of 89 books and database literature sources were organized by content. The group also carried out an activity to archive the technical data of the electrolytic smelting of Al metal in the Hall-Héroult process that has operated in Japan. We hope this activity report will allow molten salt researchers to access trustworthy information conveniently.