Electrostriction and its interrelation with other anharmonic properties of materials

Kenji Uchino, Leslie E. Cross

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Accumulating data upon the magnitudes of the hydrostatic electrostriction constants Qh in a wide range of solids have been used to demonstrate several simple empirical relationships to other thermo-elastic and dielectric properties. i.e. Qh∝1/ε, Qh∝α2, Qh∝χT where ε is the dielectric permittivity, α the coefficient of thermal expansion and χT the isothermal compressibility. A very simple Born model is used to derive inter-relationships between the required properties, however, to obtain quantitative agreement, the reverse power in the repulsion term must be unrealistically small, indicating the need for a more realistic model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L171-L173
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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