Phase Transitions of Simple Systems

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 sta...

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Main Authors: Smirnov, Boris M., Berry, Stephen R. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008, 2008
Edition:1st ed. 2008
Series:Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:X, 247 p. 81 illus online resource
ISBN:9783540715146