quantum theory of heat capacity

quantum theory of heat capacity

[′kwän·təm ‚thē·ə·rē əv ′hēt kə‚pas·əd·ē]
(statistical mechanics)
Application of quantum statistics to calculate heat capacities of various substances; an important result of the theory is the decrease of specific heats at low temperatures to values smaller than their classical values as a result of energy quantization.
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