High-pressure ultrasonic investigation of the order-disorder transition in ND4Cl

C. W. Garland, G. Gorodetsky, C. Zahradnik

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The adiabatic elastic constant c11 has been measured in single-crystal ND4Cl at high pressures. Data were obtained in the range 220-300 K and 0-7 kbar, with special emphasis on the vicinity of the order-disorder transition line. From a comparison with previous measurements, it can be seen that the temperature dependence of C11 in the disordered phase is quite sensitive to deuteration and to pressure while the temperature dependence of the heat capacity is not. This difference in the behavior of the thermal and mechanical properties can not be understood in terms of the compressible Ising model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4771-4773
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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