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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 642726, 3 pages
Research Article

Temperature Dependence of Thermoelastic Properties for NaCl Crystal

1Department of Applied Science, B.T. Kumaon Institute of Technology, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand 263653, India
2Department of Applied Science, G.B.P. Engineering College, Ghurdauri, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand 246194, India

Received 11 February 2014; Accepted 16 April 2014; Published 30 April 2014

Academic Editor: Narayana Perumal Rajesh

Copyright © 2014 Kuldeep Kholiya and Jeewan Chandra. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Recently developed isothermal Kholiya’s EOS is modified to study the temperature dependent volume expansion and applied for NaCl crystal. The results obtained with the present model are in quite close agreement to the experimental values. The model is therefore extended to study the variation of bulk modulus and the coefficient of volume thermal expansion with temperature. Comparison of the obtained results with the experimental data demonstrates that an isothermal EOS may also be modified to study the temperature dependent elastic properties. The present study also reveals that the quasi harmonic approximation, that is, the product of bulk modulus and the coefficient of volume thermal expansion as constant, is valid in case of NaCl crystal.