Small Systems and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

Yu. K. Tovbin

© 2019 - CRC Press
Published July 10, 2018
Reference - 416 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138587243 - CAT# K377282

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Features

  • Highlights new developments in statistical thermodynamics that answer the most important questions about the specifics of small systems.
  • Compares the results of traditonal thermodynamic constructions with the results obtained by modern methods of statistical thermodynamics.
  • Interdisciplinary approach intended for specialists and technologists engaged in the creation of new materials, as well as for students and graduate students of relevant specialties.
  • The concept of "passive forces" of Gibbs and the correctness of the application of thermodynamic approaches in kinetics are analyzed.
  • Addresses the concept of "minimum phase size" for which thermodynamic equations are applicable.
  • Summary

    Small systems are a very active area of research and development due to improved instrumentation that allows for spatial resolution in the range of sizes from one to 100 nm. In this size range, many physical and chemical properties change, which opens up new approaches to the study of substances and their practical application. This affects both traditional fields of knowledge and many other new fields including physics, chemistry, biology, etc. This book highlights new developments in statistical thermodynamics that answer the most important questions about the specifics of small systems - when one cannot apply equations or traditional thermodynamic models.