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Extended Thermodynamics of Phonons

  • H. Struchtrup
Part of the Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy book series (STPHI, volume 37)

Abstract

Phonons are much like photons which — as we have seen — are much like atoms of a gas. Infact phonons are much more like particles of a gas than photons, because they can exchange energy and momentum among themselves, which photons cannot do. Because of the similarity to gases it is possible to formulate a kinetic theory of the phonon gas, based on a phonon transfer equation. Peierls [157], [158] was the first to do that. And that equation may serve as the starting point for an extended thermodynamics of phononic moments. This theory was developed by Struchtrup [159] and Dreyer & Struchtrup [160].

Keywords

Dispersion Relation Phase Density Moment Equation Extended Thermodynamic Transversal Phonon 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Struchtrup
    • 1
  1. 1.ThermodynamicsBerlinGermany

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