"The study of the thermodynamic properties of solids at low temperatures has shown that most theories either break down or become too cumbersome.
A theory based upon a crystal lattice of atoms gives the best physical picture of a solid. Fisher has developed partition functions from this theory for the simple cubic, body-centered cubic, and the face-centered cubic lattices. In his paper Fisher gave three partition functions of increasing complexity and accuracy for each of the three lattices. In this paper the three partition functions for a face-centered cubic lattice shall be applied to silver and compared.
The Helmholtz free energy, the internal energy and specific heat at constant volume are shown for the simpler cases"--Introduction, page 1.
Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998
M.S. in Physics
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 27 pages
© 1952 Ralph H. Lilienkamp, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Solids -- Thermal properties
Specific heat -- Measurement -- Mathematical models
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Lilienkamp, Ralph H., "The partition function of silver" (1952). Masters Theses. 2621.