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ISRN Thermodynamics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 798140, 4 pages
Research Article

Structural and Thermophysical Properties of Cadmium Oxide

High Pressure Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 462026, India

Received 19 January 2012; Accepted 19 February 2012

Academic Editors: H. Hirao and Z. Slanina

Copyright © 2012 Purvee Bhardwaj. 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.


We have studied the structural and thermophysical properties of cadmium oxide (CdO), using the Three-Body Potential (TBP) model. Phase transition pressures are associated with a sudden collapse in volume. The phase transition pressures and related volume collapses obtained from this model show a generally good agreement with available experimental others data. The thermophysical properties like molecular force constant, Debye temperature, and so forth, of CdO are also reported.