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The Thermal Conductivity and Specific Heat of Glasses

  • C. C. Yu
  • J. J. Freeman
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 68)

Abstract

It is well known that in a wide variety of amorphous materials an empirical correlation exists between the plateau in the thermal conductivity κ and the bump in C/T3 where C is the specific heat [1,2]. Both occur at roughly the same temperature for a given material and this temperature lies between 3K and 10K. Recent theoretical efforts to explain the thermal conductivity have included fractons [3] and phonon localization [4,5]. It is not obvious, however, in the first case how one can map a glass onto a self-similar percolating network, or in the second case how one can explain the rise in κ above the plateau.

Keywords

Thermal Conductivity Local Mode Empirical Correlation Phonon Scattering Resonant Scattering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Yu
    • 1
  • J. J. Freeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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