Grüneisen constant

Grüneisen constant

[′grü·nīz·ən ‚kän·stənt]
(solid-state physics)
Three times the bulk modulus of a solid times its linear expansion coefficient, divided by its specific heat per unit volume; it is reasonably constant for most cubic crystals. Also known as Grüneisen gamma.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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