Lindemann theory

Lindemann theory

[′lin·də·mən ‚thē·ə·rē]
(solid-state physics)
A theory of the melting point of solids according to which solids melt when the amplitude of oscillation of the atoms becomes so great that neighboring atoms collide.
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Historically, the Lindemann theory was first introduced in 1921 by Fredrick Lindemann and later developed by him together with Cyril Hinshelwood [7].