, 92:5 | Cite as

Pressure- and orientation-dependent elastic and ultrasonic characterisation of wurtzite boron nitride

  • Chandreshvar Prasad YadavEmail author
  • Dharmendra Kumar Pandey


The present study discloses the evaluation of second-order elastic constants of wurtzite boron nitride (w-BN) at room temperature and at different pressures using the many-body interaction potential model approach. Orientation- and pressure-dependent ultrasonic velocity, thermal relaxation time and other related thermophysical parameters (Debye temperature, Debye average velocity, specific heat and thermal energy density) are also calculated using the evaluated second-order elastic constants. The orientation-dependent thermal relaxation time of w-BN is predominantly affected by the Debye average velocity and is indirectly governed by second-order elastic constants. Thermal relaxation time of w-BN is found to decrease with pressure. Calculated elastic and ultrasonic properties of w-BN are compared with the properties of other wurtzite structured materials for a complete analysis and characterisation of the material.


Semiconductor elastic constants thermal relaxation time ultrasonic velocities 

PACS Nos 65.40.-b 62.80.+f 43.35.Cg 



The authors are highly thankful to Prof. R R Yadav, Vice Chancellor, VBS University Jaunpur, UP, India and Dr. Devraj Singh, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Bijwasn, New Delhi, India for their valuable discussion. The authors also express their thanks to Dr. Suman Singh, Department of English, P.P.N. College, Kanpur, UP, India for his support and help.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandreshvar Prasad Yadav
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dharmendra Kumar Pandey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsP.P.N. (P.G.) CollegeKanpurIndia

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