Peter Joseph William Debye(March 24, 1884 – November 2, 1966) was a Dutch physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate. His first major scientific contribution was the application of the concept of dipole moment to the charge distribution in asymmetric molecules in 1912, developing equations relating dipole moments to temperature and dielectric constant. In consequence, the units of molecular dipole moments are termed debyes in his honor. Also in 1912, he extended Albert Einstein's theory of specific heat to lower temperatures by including contributions from low-frequency phonons. See Debye model MEEN 222 – 501 Fall 2009 Quiz #10 Student: Print First and Last Name
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