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(Dutch deˈbɛiə)
(Biography) Peter Joseph Wilhelm. 1884–1966, Dutch chemist and physicist, working in the US: Nobel prize for chemistry (1936) for his work on dipole moments



n. Elect.
a unit of measure for electric dipole moments, equal to 10–18 statcoulomb-centimeters. Abbr.: D
[1930–35; named after P. J. W. Debye]



Peter Joseph Wilhelm, 1884–1966, Dutch physicist and chemist, in the U.S. after 1940: Nobel prize for chemistry 1936.
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However, the coefficient of thermal expansion [beta](T) slightly depends on the temperature above the Debye temperature, and this is the reason of nonlinearity of the deformation.
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For solar studies, the radar wavelength must be longer than the Debye length, a characteristic length scale in a plasma.
D] is the Debye temperature of the solid, T is the absolute temperature, and R is the universal gas constant (8.
The average crystallite size of the nanoparticles lies between 21nm to 42nm which was calculated by using debye scherrer's formula.
It is found that the value of parameter P ofthe constant phase element, decreases significantly from 323-523 K, showing that the system becomes more capacitive and the relaxation of induced dipoles in the material is highly correlated with increasing temperature, whereas for temperatures above 523 K, it retakes values close to one, showing that the relaxation of oriented dipoles is very close to the Debye type behavior.
Table 1 shows the calculated values of Debye length ([[lambda].
Dielectric parameters change over a frequency, so a better dielectric model should be used, like Lorentz or Debye.
We briefly introduce some of the later work on heat capacity by Debye (1912) because his theory was used by both Ward and Skaar (1963) and Nanassy and Szabo (1978) to explain their results.