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Elastic Moduli and the Grüneisen Parameter of Glass-Like Solids


If there is no definite relationship between the elastic moduli B and G separately and the Grüneisen parameter γ, a measure of anharmonicity, the ratio B/G turns out to be an unambiguous function of γ. The nature of the linear correlation between (B/G) and γ is discussed.

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Sanditov, D.S., Darmaev, M.V. Elastic Moduli and the Grüneisen Parameter of Glass-Like Solids. Glass Phys Chem 48, 18–22 (2022).

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  • Grüneisen parameter
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • elastic moduli
  • anharmonicity
  • Belomestnykh–Tesleva formula
  • silicate glasses