Accession Number:

AD1028555

Title:

Theory of the Vibration of Simple Cubic Lattices with Nearest Neighbor Interactions

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND College Park United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1954-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A crystalline solid is generally considered to be an assembly of almost periodically spaced atoms or molecules. A set of periodic atomic equilibrium positions is postulated to exist such that no net force acts on any atom when all are at their equilibrium positions. Thermal excitation or quantum mechanical zero point energy at low temperatures causes the atoms to vibrate about these equilibrium positions.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE