Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 266–270 | Cite as

Metastable states and coexistence of phases in scaling theory

  • Kh. -I. Mogel'
  • A. V. Chalyi


The methods of scaling theory are used to investigate the physical properties of matter in a large neighborhood of the stability boundary (spinodal), including metastable states and lines of phase equilibrium. Expressions are obtained for the pressure isotherms in metastable gas and liquid phases, a phase equilibrium equation, and an expression for the width of the metastable region.


Liquid Phasis Phase Equilibrium Equilibrium Equation Metastable State Stability Boundary 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kh. -I. Mogel'
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Chalyi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.T. G. Shevchenko State UniversityKiev
  2. 2.Martin Luther UniversityHalle-WittenbergGDR

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