Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 136–138 | Cite as

Quantum computation of photoelastic properties of ionic crystals

  • B. K. Sharma
  • G. MisraEmail author
  • S. C. Goyal


A general scheme for computation of photoelastic properties has been proposed using the well-established quantum ion dependent theory. The families under consideration are I–VII type ionic crystals and AB2 type cross compounds. The calculated values of strain polarisability constant (λ) for the crystals in these families are compared with the predicted values by some other workers as well as with the available experimental ones. The results of the present work are in much better agreement with the available experimental data than the earlier estimated ones. This formulation is proposed to extend for other families of similar nature and theoretical analysis of the properties of nano materials. The industrial applications are also suggested.


Dielectric Constant Ionic Crystal Alkali Halide Dependent Formulation Zinc Blend 



Authors are thankful to Dr. M. K. Rawat, Principal, Agra College, Agra for providing the necessary facilities. We would like to thank Dr. K. P. Tiwari, Department of Physics, Agra College, Agra for useful comments and suggestions. One of the authors S.C.G. is thankful to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi (UGC) for providing the financial assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAgra College, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar UniversityAgraIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Applied SciencesR.B.S. College (U.P. Technical University, Lucknow)AgraIndia

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