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Heat-Capacity Measurements - Progress In Experimental-Techniques

Lakshmikumar, ST and Gopal, ESR (1981) Heat-Capacity Measurements - Progress In Experimental-Techniques. In: Journal Of The Indian Institute Of Science Section A-Engineering & Technology, 63 (11). pp. 277-329.

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The heat capacity of a substance is related to the structure and constitution of the material and its measurement is a standard technique of physical investigation. In this review, the classical methods are first analyzed briefly and their recent extensions are summarized. The merits and demerits of these methods are pointed out. The newer techniques such as the a.c. method, the relaxation method, the pulse methods, the laser flash calorimetry and other methods developed to extend the heat capacity measurements to newer classes of materials and to extreme conditions of sample geometry, pressure and temperature are comprehensively reviewed. Examples of recent work and details of the experimental systems are provided for each method. The introduction of automation in control systems for the monitoring of the experiments and for data processing is also discussed. Two hundred and eight references and 18 figures are used to illustrate the various techniques.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal Of The Indian Institute Of Science Section A-Engineering & Technology
Publisher: Indian Institute of Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Institute of Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2009 10:53
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2009 10:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22209

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