Accession Number : AD0617502

Title :   DISPERSION RELATION FOR SECOND SOUND IN SOLIDS,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s) : Guyer,R. A. ; Krumhansl,J. A.

Report Date : 25 OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The dispersion relation for second sound in solids is derived. The starting point of the analysis is a Boltzmann equation for a phonon gas undergoing a temperature perturbation; the Callaway approximation to the collision term is employed. We obtain a dispersion relation which explicitly exhibits the need for a 'window' in the relaxation time spectrum. Further, the dispersion relation shows that measurement of the attenuation of second sound as a function of frequency is a direct measurement of the normal process and umklapp process relaxation times. Macroscopic equations are derived for energy density and energy flux and their relation shown to the macroscopic equations with which Chester has treated second sound. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUND TRANSMISSION, SOLIDS), (*PHONONS, SCATTERING), RELAXATION TIME, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, ATTENUATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE