The Physics of Phase Transitions: Concepts and Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 13, 2006 - Science - 410 pages

This book occupies an important place at the crossroads of several fields central to materials sciences. The expanded second edition incorporates new developments in the states of matter physics, and includes end-of-chapter problems and complete answers.

 

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Contents

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Phase
1
1
8
Problems
32
3
78
Phase Transitions in Fluids
125
The Glass Transition
165
Gelation and Transitions in Biopolymers
189
New Properties 215
214
46
269
Transitions in Thin Films 335
334
Phase Transitions under Extreme Conditions and
347
Answers to Problems
377
51
378
A Conditions for Phase Equilibrium
391
B PercusYevick Equation
393
55
405

and Superfluidity
251
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