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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering | Phase Transitions of Simple Systems

Phase Transitions of Simple Systems

Smirnov, Boris M., Berry, Stephen R.

2008

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  • Describes the thermodynamics of ensembles of particles
  • Explains phase transition in gaseous and liquid systems
  • Serves as a reference book for researchers and a textbook for students

This monograph develops a unified microscopic basis for phases and phase changes of bulk matter and small systems in terms of classical physics. The origins of such phase changes are derived from simple but physically relevant models of how transitions between rigid crystalline, glassy and fluid states occur, how phase equilibria arise, and how bulk properties evolve from those of small systems.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Glass-formers - Nucleation - Phase Transitions - Phase changes - Phase coexistence - Structure-seekers - cluster - particles - phase Transition - thermodynamics

Related subjects » Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics - Classical Continuum Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Physical Chemistry

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