ON THE THERMAL EXPANSION AND STRUCTURE OF ANISOTROPIC MONATOMIC SOLIDS.
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The principle by which certain monatomic crystals exhibit face centered tetragonal symmetry have thus far escaped investigation. Knowledge of these principles is desirable since it would enable a determination of the anisotropic properties and behavior of such crystals under conditions which render experimental study unfeasible. For these reasons the report sets forth some principles which, on the one hand, explain the generally observed features of such crystals and on the other allow, at least qualitative, predictions of crystal behavior under conditions which presently preclude observation.