Thermal Expansion of Crystals

Thermal Expansion of Crystals

International Series in the Science of the Solid State

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Authors: R.S. Krishnan, R. Srinivasan, S. Devanarayanan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158075

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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

  • Preface

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158075

About the Authors

R.S. Krishnan

R. Srinivasan

S. Devanarayanan

About the Editor

B.R. Pamplin

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