On the determination of the Debye temperature from experimental data

Research paper by M. N. Magomedov

Indexed on: 01 Jan '03Published on: 01 Jan '03Published in: Physics of the Solid State


It is shown that the Debye temperature as a function of temperature must satisfy certain equations in order for the thermodynamic functions calculated in terms of the Debye temperature to satisfy both the third law of thermodynamics and the law of equipartition of energy. A general expression for the Θ(T) function satisfying these thermodynamic laws is found.