Materials at Low Temperatures
Specific heat is a fundamental property that relates the total heat per unit mass added to a system to the resultant temperature change of the system. This chapter begins with the definition and historical development of specific heat. Thermodynamic and solid state relationships are presented which include discussions about lattice specific heat and the effects of magnetic and superconducting transitions. Data sources for practical applications and methods of estimating specific heat for materials are also included. The chapter concludes with a section concerning the measurement of specific heat at low temperatures.
L. L. Sparks, Specific Heat, Materials at Low Temperatures, Edited By Richard P. Reed, Alan F. Clark, ASM International, 1983, p 47–73, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.mlt.t62860047
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