Phase Transitions of Simple Systems / Edition 1

Phase Transitions of Simple Systems / Edition 1

by Boris M. Smirnov, Stephen R. Berry
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642090737

ISBN-13: 9783642090738

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This monograph develops a unified microscopic basis for phases and phase changes of bulk matter and small systems, based on classical physics. It describes the thermodynamics of ensembles of particles and explains phase transition in gaseous and liquid systems. The origins are derived from simple but physically relevant models of how transitions occur between rigid

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This monograph develops a unified microscopic basis for phases and phase changes of bulk matter and small systems, based on classical physics. It describes the thermodynamics of ensembles of particles and explains phase transition in gaseous and liquid systems. The origins are derived from simple but physically relevant models of how transitions occur between rigid and fluid states, of how phase equilibria arise, and how they differ for small and large systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642090738
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics, #42
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Thermodynamics of Ensembles of Classical Particles.- Excitations in Simple Atomic Ensembles.- Structures of Ensembles of Interacting Particles.- Thermodynamics of Dense Gases and Liquids.- Clusters with Short-Range Interaction.- Ensembles of Classical Particles with Repulsion.- Configurational Excitations and Aggregate States of Ensembles of Classical Particles.- Configurational Excitation and Voids in Ensembles of Bound Classical Atoms.- Configurational Cluster Excitation with Pairwise Interactions.- Phase Transitions in Macroscopic Systems of Atoms.- Melting of Clusters and Bulk Atomic Ensembles.- Dynamics of Configurational Excitations in Ensembles of Classical Particles.- Coexistence of Cluster Phases.- Glassy States of an Ensemble of Bound Atoms.- Transport of Voids in Nucleation Processes.- Conclusion and Summary.

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