The Anisotropy of Phonon Propagation in Some Cubic and Trigonal Crystals

  • J. Doulat
  • M. Locatelli
  • J. Rivallin

Abstract

It is now well known that the propagation of acoustic phonons in the ballistic regime is anisotropic in all crystals. This is because the propagation is entirely governed by the elastic modulus tensor, which is a fourth rank tensor and hence can have the same symmetry elements as, say, a cubic crystal, and yet not be spherical.

Keywords

Anisotropy Nite 

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References

  1. [1]
    Fedor I. FEDOROV — Theory of Elastic waves in Crystals, Chap. 3 Plenum Press. N.Y. 1968Google Scholar
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    A.K. Mc CURDY, H.J. MARIS, C. ELBAUM — Phys Rev. B, 2, 10, p 4077Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Doulat
    • 1
  • M. Locatelli
    • 1
  • J. Rivallin
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de GrenobleService des Basses TempératuresGrenoble-CedexFrance

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