Local bond average for the thermally induced lattice expansion.

An approach of local bond average (LBA) has been developed by extending the bond-order-length-strength correlation (Sun, C. Q. Prog. Solid State Chem. 2007 , 35, 1- 159 ) to temperature domain for the mechanism of the thermally driven bond expansion in a solid specimen. It is shown that the detectable quantities of a solid can be connected directly to the… CONTINUE READING