Born-von Kármán theory

Born-von Kármán theory

[¦bȯrn fən′kär‚män ‚thē·ə·rē]
(solid-state physics)
A theory of specific heat which considers an acoustical spectrum for the vibrations of a system of point particles distributed like the atoms in a crystal lattice.
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