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Low Temperature Heat Capacity of Solids

  • P. H. Keesom
  • N. Pearlman
Part of the Encyclopedia of Physics / Handbuch der Physik book series (HDBPHYS, volume 3 / 14)

Abstract

Since the publication of Eucken’s „Energie und Wärmeinhalt“ [1] in 1929 our knowledge of the heat capacity of solids has increased tremendously, especially in the very low temperature region.

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General References

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  • N. Pearlman

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