Accession Number : AD0618056

Title :   ON THE THERMAL EXPANSION AND STRUCTURE OF ANISOTROPIC MONATOMIC SOLIDS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Pastine,D. John

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The principle by which certain monatomic crystals exhibit face centered tetragonal symmetry have thus far escaped investigation. Knowledge of these principles is desirable since it would enable a determination of the anisotropic properties and behavior of such crystals under conditions which render experimental study unfeasible. For these reasons the report sets forth some principles which, on the one hand, explain the generally observed features of such crystals and on the other allow, at least qualitative, predictions of crystal behavior under conditions which presently preclude observation.

Descriptors :   (*CRYSTALS, ANISOTROPY), (*THERMAL EXPANSION, CRYSTALS), EQUATIONS OF STATE, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SOLIDS, CRYSTAL LATTICES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE