Estimation of the Heat Capacity of Some Semiconductor Compounds Using n-Dimensional Debye Functions

ESER E., Koc H., Mamedov B. A., Askerov I. M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMOPHYSICS, vol.32, no.10, pp.2163-2169, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10765-011-1068-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2163-2169
  • Keywords: Binomial coefficient, Debye function, Semiconductor compounds, Specific heat capacity, SNS FILMS, TEMPERATURE, SNTE
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No


In the present study, a simple and efficient expression for the accurate and quick calculation of the specific heat capacity of semiconductor compounds is presented on the basis of n-dimensional Debye functions using binomial coefficients. As will be seen, the present formulation yields compact, closed-form expressions which enable the straightforward calculation of the heat capacity of solids for arbitrary temperature values. As an example of the application, the calculation is performed for the specific heat capacity of semiconductor compounds. The calculated results have been compared with those reported in the literature and are found to be in good agreement with those of other studies.