Specific heat of solids
Pohl, Robert O. Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
- Contribution of atomic vibrations
- Electronic specific heat
- Specific heat of phase transitions
- Amorphous solids
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The specific heat (short for specific heat capacity) of a solid is the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a unit mass of the solid by a unit amount. It is determined by the vibrations of its atoms or excitations of its electrons, and also by a variety of phase transitions. See also: Specific heat
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