Title

A Thermodynamic Model for Pressurized Solids

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-13-1995

Publication Title

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Abstract

A thermodynamic model for solids under pressure is developed by assuming the universal equation of state and that under zero pressure the free energy is equal to the harmonic crystal (Debye) free energy. The model is applied to gold. In the case of nanocrystals this model reproduces the observed enhancement of the isobaric heat capacity and of the thermal expansion. Our model calculations are free of the ambiguities and inconsistencies connected with the Gruneisen equation, which was used in previous theoretical work.

Original Citation

Kaufman, M., , & Schlosser, H. (1995). A thermodynamic model for pressurized solids. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 7(11), 2259-2264.

DOI

10.1088/0953-8984/7/11/003

Volume

7

Issue

11