News | Published:

Points from Foregoing Letters

Nature volume 141, page 1060 (11 June 1938) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

THE dependence of heat conductivity of quartz on the size of the crystals has been determined by Prof. W. J. de Haas at very low temperatures (2·5°, 2·9° and 3·3°K.). The heat resistance was found to approach asymptotically a constant value. The author assumes that the resistance is due to scattering of the elastic waves by the surface and by the mosaic structure, and to scattering of the elastic waves by one another.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/1411060c0

Authors

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing