Vol 54, No 5-6 (2002)

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Some effects of phase transitions on heat propagation

K. Saxton, R. Saxton

Arch. Mech. 54 (5-6), 635-646, 2002



We consider phase transitions in solids due to heat propagating through crystalline materials at low temperatures. These are considered in a steady state context where, at the transition temperature, the specific heat becomes singular and the heat conductivity has a maximum. Several consequences are found for the heat capacity having finite or infinite jump discontinuities.

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