Accession Number : AD0651146

Title :   THE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION OF THE DISTANCES BETWEEN ATOMS IN A LATTICE,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH SOLID STATE PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gruner,Peter

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The thermal vibrations in a lattice cause fluctuations of the interatomic distances. The probability distribution of those distance changes is derived by using the distribution function of the displacements from the equilibrium positions of the atoms. Numerical results are given for copper in the low temperature range where the crystal can be approximated by an elastic continuum. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COPPER, CRYSTAL LATTICES), (*CRYSTAL LATTICES, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS), ATOMS, VIBRATION, PROBABILITY, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL MECHANICS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, QUANTUM STATISTICS

Subject Categories : Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE