Thermal Expansion of Crystals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080214054, 9781483158075

Thermal Expansion of Crystals

1st Edition

International Series in the Science of the Solid State

Authors: R.S. Krishnan R. Srinivasan S. Devanarayanan
Editors: B.R. Pamplin
eBook ISBN: 9781483158075
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 316
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Thermal Expansion of Crystals is a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of thermal expansion of crystals. The book provides both theoretical and experimental aspects of the study of thermal expansion. Chapters are devoted to subjects on measurement methods of thermal expansion; the theory of thermal expansion; behavior of thermal expansion during the occurrence of phase transformations; and thermal expansions in ferroelectric materials. Physicists and researchers, both theoretical and experimental, in the field of thermal expansion of crystals will find this book a valuable piece of reference.

Table of Contents


1. General Introduction

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Grüneisen's Relation and the Second Grüneisen Constant

1.3 The Number of Constants in Various Crystal Systems

2. Methods of Measurement of Thermal Expansion of Solids

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Microscopic (Lattice) Measurements

2.3 Macroscopic Methods

2.4 Recent Efforts to Standardize Thermal Expansion Measurements

2.5 Reduction of the Observations on Thermal Expansion

3. Theory of Thermal Expansion of Crystals

3.1 Lattice Contributions to Thermal Expansion

3.2 Calculation of γ0

3.3 Analysis of Experimental Data

3.4 Electronic and Magnetic Contribution to Thermal Expansion

3.5 Comparison between Theory and Experiment

3.6 Thermal Expansion of Anisotropic Materials

3.7 Rigorous Theory of Thermal Expansion

3.8 Analysis of Data at High Temperatures

3.9 Negative Thermal Expansion in Solids

4. Thermal Expansion and Phase Transitions

4.1 Relations near a Phase Transition

4.2 Experimental Data on Ammonium Compounds

4.3 Thermal Expansion and Ferro-electricity

5. Thermal Expansion Data

5.1 At High Temperatures

5.2 At Very Low Temperatures

Appendix I


Additional References

Further References

Recent References

Appendix II

Author Index


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R.S. Krishnan

R. Srinivasan

S. Devanarayanan

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