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# SOLIDS SUBSTANCE

## THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS

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Gde Parie Perdana 1113021059/VIIA

## JURUSAN PENDIDIKAN FISIKA

FAKULTAS MATEMATIKA DAN ILMU PENGETAHUAN ALAM
UNIVERSITAS PENDIDIKAN FISIKA
SINGARAJA
2014

## THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS

Specific heat of solids is one of the thermal properties of solids are important. In fact as
will be shown in this chapter is very difficult to understand the experimental results of the
specific heat of solids except by introducing quantum statistical mechanics. Therefore, this
section will discuss some of the specific heat theory is based on the development of statistical
mechanics.
1.1 Thermal Oscillations
Atoms in solids are in a steady state thermal vibrations. The frequency and amplitude
of the thermal vibrations of atoms in a solid can be determined by using the rationale that
the solids are composed of discrete atoms, and the discrete nature of these should be
primarily used in the calculation of lattice vibrations. However, when the wavelength of
the waves generated by the thermal vibration is very long then the solids can be viewed as
a continuous medium. wave generated by such vibrations known as elastic waves.
To explain the propagation of elastic waves please review a sample of a long rod as
shown in Figure 1.1.

x + dx

## Gb. 1.1 Elastic waves in rods

Suppose on the rod occur a longitudinal wave in the x direction, and stated elastic
displacement at point x is u(x). Strain is defined as;

du
..................................................................................1.1
dx

and stress is defined as force per unit area which is also a function of x, according to
Hooke's law, the stress depends on the strain in the form;
= . .......................................................................................1.2
where Y is known as the elastic constants Young's modulus. Using Newton's second law,
the dynamics of the stem segment dx experiencing thermal vibration can be derived as
follows;

.A.dx

S x dx S ( x)A ................................................................1.3

where the mass density of rods and a cross section through which the wave by writing
1

x

## use the equations of the dynamics of the wave equation

12,3 o
A is obtained as;
V

2u 2u

0 ...........................................................................................1.4
x 2 Y t 2
known as the one-dimensional wave equation. 4.4 Completion of the wave equation is

u( x, t ) A.eik.x.t ....................................................................................1.5
where k is the wave number ( k

## amplitude. By inserting equation 1.5 into equation 1.4 is obtained;

k.v ...........................................................................................................1.6
where

..........................................................................................................1.7

Equation 1.6 which connects the frequency and wave number is called dispersion
equation. Equation 1.7 states that the speed of propagation of mechanical waves that occur
in a solid medium properties of solids which are influenced by the nature of the medium
elasticity and the mass density of the medium. Figure 1.2 shows the elastic wave dispersion
relation, which is a straight line whose slope (slope) equal to the speed of sound waves,
where linearly related to the k

=v.k

k
Gb. 1.2 relation of elastic wave dispersion
Equation 1.7 can also be used for Young's modulus. The measurement results show
a certain solids have a mass density = 5 gr/cm3 with a speed of 5 x 105 m/s has Y = 1,25
x 1012 gr/cm.s2.
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The above equation is derived for a longitudinal wave, but the same way can also be
applied to transverse waves. In understanding the elastic waves as described above is used
as a solid approach to continuous isotropic medium, but in fact crystalline solids are not
isotropic (anisotropic) and the effect of non isotropic crystal leads to characteristic values
(Young's modulus, conductivity) of the crystal . To further understand the effects of non
isotropic crystal used mathematical approaches Tensor. For simplicity of further discussion
on the discussion of the solids used approach isotropic solids.

## 1.2 Circumstance Mode of Density

Review the generated elastic waves a stick figure 1.1, in which the wave propagates
in the direction of only one dimension. Completion is generated as equation 1.5 can be
expressed by;

u( x) A.eik .x ................................................................................................1.8
Further discussion of the boundary condition (boundary condition) of equation 4.8.
The boundary condition resulting from the application of the external effects of the ends of
the rod. Type of boundary condition that is often applied is the periodic boundary condition,
namely the right end of the rod is restricted so as to have the same state oscillation with the
left end of the rod. Suppose the length of the rod is L by taking a point cloud on the left end
point of the rod, the periodic condition states;
u(x = 0) = u(x = L) .........................................................................................1.9
where is the solution of equation 1.8. When inserted into equation 1.9 obtained;

eik.L 1 .........................................................................................................1.10
This equation determines a state of acceptable values of k and k values only from
1.10 equation is exactly what allowed. Because ein.2 1 for every integer n, thus the
value of k that are permitted;

kn

2
.........................................................................................................1.11
L

with n = 0, 1, 2, 3, .... When these prices is depicted along the axis k, then
formed an irregular space points one dimension, as shown in Figure 1.3

1.3
3

Each price k equations or 1.11 each image point 1.3 declares a vibrate mode. Suppose
chosen a certain interval dk in k space and can then be determined from the number of
modes of vibration occur in the interval k. By taking L large enough, the points can be
viewed as a quasi-continuous. Since the distance between the points is .................. 2/L
then the number of modes vibrate in the interval dk is

dn

L
dk .....................................................................................................1.12
2

## but k where are interconnected through a dispersion equation, can thus be

determined number of modes vibrate in the frequency interval d which lies between
until + d. Density condition of g() defined such that g() d stating the
amount of vibration mode frequency intervals that occur between until + d . From
these definitions can be written
g() d =

L
dk ..........................................................................................1.13
2

## or it can be stated density condition vibrate modes are

L dk
.
................................................................................................1.14
d

Equation 1.14 is a general equation for the one-dimensional case, which shows that
the density condition g() determined by the dispersion equation. For linear relationship
equation 1.6 d/dk = v so that the equation can be expressed;

L 1
. ....................................................................................................1.15
v

## which is a constant price does not depend on .

The results obtained in the discussion of one-dimensional vibration can be developed
for the case of three-dimensional vibration. Settlement for the case of three-dimensional
wave is expressed by;

i (k x k y y k z z )
u ( x, y, z, t ) A.e x
A.eik.r ..................................................1.16
where wave propagation is described by the vector k indicates arh wave propagation
direction and the magnitude is inversely proportional to wavelength. In the discussion of
three-dimensional waves in the medium once again takes the effect of the boundary
conditions for three-dimensional. For simplification, review the discussion of threedimensional rods as a medium in the form of a cube whose sides are L. By applying the
periodic boundary condition, the obtained velue allowable k is eligible;
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i(k Lk y Lk z L)
e x
1 ....................................................................................1.17
ie value generated

kx , k y , kz nx 2L , n y 2L , nz 2L

............................................................1.18

## is a pair of three integers. Value of k is allowed to be three-dimensional waves. In k

space as shown Figure 1.4 each pair of the three value k x , k y , k z express a point in k
space stating an allowable vibration mode.

The volume of each point in k space is (2/L)3. The number of modes vibrate is the
same as the number of points k price pairs are allowed in the ball room. Volume of a sphere
which radius k is (4/3).k3, due to the volume of each point is (2/L)3 then the number of
modes of vibration are permitted in k space

L
N
2

3
V 4 3
4 3
k
k

3
2 3 3 .................................................................1.19

with V = L3 is the volume of the solid sample. 1.19 equation states that the sum of
all allowable wave that has a price k is smaller than a certain price and spread in every
direction. With 4:19 to lower the k equation is obtained

dN

2 3

4k 2dk .......................................................................................1.20

stating the amount of vibration mode in the spherical shell elements whose fingers
between k to (k + dk)

## Back to the definition of a state meeting of g () such that g () d is the number of

modes of vibration frequency lies in the interval to + d. This amount can be
determined from the equation by changing variables k 4:20 into by using the dispersion
equation = v.k, so get

g ( )d

2 3

2
v3

d
..........................................................................1.21

Based on the equation of state of 1.21, the meeting of the vibrating modes allowable
wave frequency is

g ( )

2 3

2
v3

.....................................................................................1.22

From 1.22 equations show that g () increases with 2, unlike the one-dimensional
case where g () constant value does not depend on . This increase is the fact that the
volume of the ball element in Figure 4.4 increases to k2.

## 1.3 Energy of Thermal Oscillation

To determine the amplitude of thermal vibrations can be determined from the
average energy of a one-dimensional vibration in a state of thermal equilibrium of the
environment. Thus the relative probability of vibration energy E at temperature T is given
by the Boltzmann factor e E / kT , thus the average energy vibration in thermal equilibrium
expressed

E / kT

dE
E.e
E
......................................................................................1.23
E / kT dE
e

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## E 1 m.v2 1 K .x2 ......................................................................................1.24

2
2
the particle velocity v states, elastic constants K and x the displacement from the
equilibrium position. By inserting equation 1.23 to equation 1.24 obtained an average
energy:

E.e

E / kT dv.dx

........................................................................... 1.25
E

E / kT dv.dx
e

by including that expressed by the equation E 1.24 to equation 1.25 equations
obtained

2
2
1 mv2 1 Kx2 .e mv Kx / 2kT dv.dx
2
2

mv2 Kx2 / 2kT dv.dx
e

## 2emv2 / 2kT dv e Kx2 / 2kT dx 1 K

2e Kx2 / 2kT dx emv2 / 2kT dv
v
x

## mv2 / 2kT dv e Kx2 / 2kT dx

mv2 / 2kT dv e Kx2 / 2kT dx
e

1m
2

2
2
1 m v 2emv / 2kT dv 1 K x 2e Kx / 2kT dx
2
2

mv2 / 2kT dv
Kx2 / 2kT dx
e
e

.................................1.26
By exampling

1 mv2
1 Kx2
2
2
2
y
z 2
kT and
kT
2kT 2
y
We get v 2
m

dv

2kT
dy ................................................................................................1.27
m

And
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x2

dx

2kT 2
z
K

2kT
dz .................................................................................................1.28
K

by inserting equation 1.27 and the 1.28 to 1.26 equations resulting equations;

2
2
2

y
kT y e
dy kT z 2e z dz
E

2
2

y
z
e dy
e dz

........................................................1.29
equation is a form of special functions known as shape functions Gama. 1.29
equations used to complete the following formula;

2e 2 d

and

2 d
e

............................................1.30

## thus the result of the equation is 1.29

E 1 kT 1 kT kT
2
2
...................................................................................1.31
The average kinetic energy equal to the average potential energy is equal to 1 kT ,
2
so that the average vibrational energy of particles is equal to kT.
In statistical mechanics has been discussed that the vibration of a particle in one
dimension has two degrees of freedom, one degree of freedom associated with each of the
two modes is the energy possessed by 1 kT . Thus for the three-dimensional vibration each
2
particle will have three degrees of freedom, each degree of freedom will contribute an
average vibrational energy of kT. So that every vibration of a particle in three dimensions
would contribute an average energy of 3 kT.
The amplitude of a harmonic vibration is the maximum displacement on either side
of the equilibrium position. When x = A, then all the energy in the form of potential energy

## E 1 KA2 kT . With this approach gained an average amplitude of vibration produced

2
is

2kT
.....................................................................................................1.32
K

## Equation 1.32 states amplitude average particle vibration in thermal equilibrium at

temperature T. Equation 1.32 shows that the average amplitude depends on K and T and
not depend on the mass of the particle.

## 1.4 Specific Heat of Solids

When the temperature of a solid is increased, the energy of these solids will increase.
If the energy of a solid generated by the vibrational energy of the atoms making up the
solids, the specific heat of solids can be determined directly from the results of the previous
discussion of vibrational energy.
Review the molar specific heat of solid at constant volume cv, which is defined as the
energy that must be added to 1 kilo mole a solid substance whose volume is set to raise its
temperature constant 1oC. The specific heat of a solid at constant pressure cp is 3% to 5%
higher than cv, due to the constant pressure process produces attempt to change the volume
in addition to increasing energy in solids.
The vibrations of each atom in a solid can be decompose into three components along
the perpendicular axis. Thus the vibration of the individual atoms making up the solid can
be viewed as three harmonic oscillator, so the average energy oscillator produced by each
atom is 3 kT, because for each oscillator harmonics. Each kilo mole solids containing as
much as N0 = 6.02 x 1026 atoms. Thus the amount of energy per kilo mole solids is:
= 30 = 3
With R = N0k = 8.31 x 103 Joule/kmole.K is the universal gas constant. Solids Specific
heat at constant volume expressed by

U
cv
........................................................................................................ 1.34
T V
Thus, the specific heat of the solids obtained
cv = 5.97 kkal/kmole.K ......................................................................................... 1.35
Dulong and Petit then show experimental results that the specific heat of solids at
room temperature and greater temperature is cv 3R, known as the Dulong-Petit law.
However, the Dulong-Petit law failed to account for the specific heat of light elements such
as boron, beryllium and carbon like diamond, each of which has a specific heat respectively
3.34, 3.85 and 1.46 kcal / kmole.K at room temperature. Even the Dulong-Petit law also
fails to explain the specific heat of all solids were down sharply as a function of T3 at low
temperatures near zero at temperatures near 0 K. Figure 1.4 shows how the change of

specific heat against T for several types of solids. The two failures of the Dulong-Petit law
is a very serious failure of the experimental results.
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CV (kkal/kmole.K)

Aluminum

Silicon

Carbon
(diamond)

4
3
2
1
0

200

400
600
800
Absolute Temperature (K)

1000

1200

## Figure 1.6 Temperature changes specific heat of some solids

1.5 Einstein Theory
In 1907, Einstein showed fundamental error of the equation 1.35, which is located at
kT overview of the average energy per oscillator in a solid. This error is the same as the
existing errors in the Rayleigh-Jeans formula that considers spectrum is continuous, but in
fact the energy is quantized in multiples h. Einstein treat atoms in solids as an oscillator,
which do not depend on each other, the energy of each oscillator expressed in quantum
mechanics differs from classical theory. According to the theory of quantum mechanics the
energy of an isolated oscillator is
En = n h = n ................................................................................................. 1.36
Where n is a positive integer (n = 0, 1, 2, 3). Equations 1.36 isolated oscillator energy
states, but the oscillations of atoms is not isolated solids, the atoms continuously conduct
exchanges thermal energy with the energy of the solid environment. Therefore, the energy
of solids is continuously changing, but the average price of energy in thermal equilibrium
expressed by

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E e
n 0

En / kT

............................................................................................... 1.37
En / kT

n 0

Factor e En / kT known as the Boltzmann factor, which represents the probability of the
oscillator has energy state En. By inserting equation 1.36 to 1.37 and the equation 1.37
expressed in the form

E / kT

E
ln e n

1/ kT n0

Therefore, the summation inside the logarithm will be infinite geometric series. By
summing the series and differentiated then obtained the average energy per oscillator
according to Einstein is

h.
.................................................................................................. 1.38
eh / kT 1

## Thus the overall amount of energy oscillator is

U 3N o E

3No.h.
.................................................................................... 1.39
eh / kT 1

From the equation 1.39 can be determined molar specific heat of solids is

2
eh / kT
U
h
cv
.......................................................... 1.40
3R
T V
kT h / kT 2
1
e

To give an interpretation of the equation 1.40, for the high temperature at which the
prevailing circumstances h << kT so

eh / kT 1

h
................................................................................................. 1.41
kT

Because e x 1 x

x2 x3

## ... , so in high temperature 1.40 become E kT . Thus the

2! 3!

molar specific heat obtained cv 3R , which corresponds to the Dulong-Petit law. For the
low temperature h >> kT then e h / kT 1 so that the equation 1.40 becomes
E h.e h / kT ...................................................................................................... 1.42

Which shows that the average energy down exponentially with decrease in temperature
solids. From equations 1.42, can be derived molar specific heat of solids, which produce

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2
h h / kT
..................................................................................... 1.43
cv 3R e
kT
Which indicates that the molar specific heat of solids down exponentially with decrease in
temperature solids. Einstein's formulations cv down near zero at very low temperatures, as
opposed to the Dulong-Petit law.
Einstein also argued that the possibility of a oscillator harmonic energy is

En n 1 .h
2

(n = 0, 1 , 2, ) ...................................................................... 1.44

Equation 1.44 states that the oscillator in the ground state has an energy h means that
the energy of the ground state is not equal to zero as obtained from the classical discussion
above. The ground state energy h known as zero-point energy. The existence of zero
point energy does not affect the analysis of the specific heat of solids due to the zero-point
energy is not dependent solids temperature.

## 1.6 Debye Theory

Although Einstein's theory can successfully show the state of the specific heat of solids
at high temperatures corresponding to the Dulong-Petit law and can explain the drop of the
molar specific heat of solids at low temperatures, but Einstein's theory fails to explain the
experimental results show that the decline in the molar specific heat of solids as T3 function.
Einstein in analyzing the specific heat of solids considers that the solids prepared by
the atoms that serve as sources of isolated oscillator not depend on each other and each
oscillator have energy h . Debye in 1912 developed the theory of specific heat by
considering the coupling effect between oscillator of atoms nearest neighbors. Debye
looked solid as a continuum elastic substance. Energy in the solids generated by standing
elastic waves, such as electromagnetic wave system in a black box containing quantized
energy. Quantum energy in solids called the phonons, which propagates at the speed of
light.
The amount of elastic waves standing between the frequency to + d is in
accordance with the equation 1.22 is g ( )d

2 3

2
v3

## modes of elastic waves standing between the frequency of unity volume to + d is

4 . 2
n d 3 d .............................................................................................. 1.45
v
12

With v is the speed of the wave. In solids, there are two types of waves that can occur are
longitudinal waves and transverse waves, each of which has a different speed rates are vl
and vt, further there are two directions of polarization of transverse waves, so the statement

## equation 1.45 becomes

2 2
1
n d 4 d ............................................................................... 1.46
v3 vt3
l

Average energy of elastic waves that occur can be obtained from the equation 1.36
developed by Einstein. In the calculation of the total energy by the Debye frequency elastic
waves is restricted from 0 until D known as maximum frequency or the Debye frequency.
Thus the energy in solids is

2 D
h 3
1
U 4V .
d ................................................................ 1.47
h

/
kT
v3 vt3
e
1
l
0
The upper limit is the maximum frequency of a particular frequency D who interpret the
fact that it cannot happen to infinity standing waves in solids or solids will have a certain
energy. Debye assumed that the total number of standing waves in solids is 3No. So from
equations 1.46 obtained

2 D 2
1
3No 4V . d
v3 vt3
l
0

4 1
2 3
V 3 3 . D
3 vl vt
1

9N 0

....................................................................................... 1.48
D

1 2
4V 3 3
vl vt

## Using formulations equation 1.48 can rewritten into

9 N0 D
U
.
3
D

h 3

d .................................................................................. 1.49
h / kT
e

1
0

13

To further simplify the form of the integral equation 1.49 is more appropriate change
variables to a dimensionless quantities x where x
defined Debye characteristic temperature

kT
h
which d
kT
h

h D
. In x and equation 1.49 become
k

x3
T 4 D x3
U 9 N o k 3 . x dx 9R .
dx ................................................... 1.50
0 e 1
3 0 ex 1

T4

## Thus the molar specific heat at constant volume is

T 3 / T x3dx
1
U
........................................ 1.51
cv

9 R 4 . x
0 e 1 T e / T 1
T V
Equation 1.51 shown that specific heat is function T/. Next to the two extremes of
temperature, state of high temperature and low temperature can explained as follows.
For high temperature then T/ is very small so e / T 1 / T then obtained

1
1

1 and
/T
T e
1 T 1 1
T

/T

x 3 dx

e x 1

/T

1
x 2 dx
3 T

## Then for high temperature equation 1.51 produce cV 3R , corresponding to the

experimental results.
For low temperature /T then the second term in square brackets equation 1.51
be very small and negligible upper bound integral first term becomes . Because
3

x dx

0e

4
15

## Then at low temperatures the equation 1.51 produces

3
T 3 4 12
T
4
R ................................................................... 1.52
cV 9 R 4

15 3

Results shown equation 1.52 shows that the calculation results according to the
experimental results stating that the specific heat of solids as a function of T3. At moderate
temperature, specific heat of solids according to the Debye formula to calculated
numerically. Interchangeability of specific heat of solids to the T/ according to the Debye
theory shown in Figure 1.7

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CV (kkal/kmole.K)

6
5
4
3
2
1
T/
0
0,5
1,0
1,5
2,0
2,5
Figure 1.7 Changes in specific heat of the T/ according to the Debye theory

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