J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 201 - 203

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 201-203

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125047

Heat capacity measurement in solids by means of the photoacoustic technique

O. Delgado-Vasallo1, G. Peña-Rodríguez2, 3, E. Marin1, J.L. Peña4, J.A.I. Díaz Gongora2 and A. Calderón2

1  Facultad de Física, Universidad de la Habana, San Lazaro y L. Vedado 10400, La Habana, Cuba
2  CICATA-IPN, Legaria 694 Colonia Irrigación, 11500 Mexico DF, Mexico
3  Depto. de Física, U. Francisco de Paula Santander. A.A. 1055, Cúcuta, Colombia
4  CICATA-IPN Km 14.5 Carretera Tampico-Puerto Industrial, Altamira, Tam., Mexico

We report a method for determining the specific heat capacity in solids by means of the photoacoustic (PA) technique in a heat transmission configuration. This method involves a modulation frequency range where the samples are thermally thin and a liquid (i.e., distilled water) as a reference sample. It is free of PA cell parameters and was tested in some metals and semiconductors. The results agree very well with literature reported values for these samples.

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