High-temperature specific heat of metals

Yaakov Kraftmakher

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A student experiment is described concerning measurements of high-temperature specific heat of metals. The strong non-linear increase of the specific heat of tungsten can be explained by formation of equilibrium vacancies in the crystal lattice. Accepting this hypothesis, the enthalpy and entropy of vacancy formation are obtainable.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994


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