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Einstein temperature

  1. Jun 10, 2009 #1
    What is Einstein temperature? I know how to calculate it but I don't understard what it means...
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  3. Jun 10, 2009 #2
    Roughly speaking, it's the temperature below which quantum effects play a role in the statistics. Much above the Einstein temperature of a solid the Dulong-Petit law gives a good approximation of the heat capacity, but below that temperature and the heat capacity drops off and deviates significantly from Dulong-Petit.
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