The Physics of Phase Transitions

Concepts and Applications

  • Pierre Papon
  • Jacques Leblond
  • Paul H.E. Meijer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 1-36
  3. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 37-77
  4. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 79-124
  5. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 125-164
  6. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 165-187
  7. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 189-213
  8. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 215-249
  9. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 251-304
  10. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 305-333
  11. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 335-345
  12. Pierre Papon, Jacques Leblond, Paul H.E. Meijer
    Pages 347-376
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 377-409

About this book

Introduction

The physics of phase transitions is an important area at the crossroads of several fields that play central roles in materials sciences. In this second edition, new developments had been included which came up in the states of matter physics, in particular in the domain of nanomaterials and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates where progress is accelerating.

The presentation of several chapters had been improved by bringing better information on some phase transition mechanisms and by illustrating them with new application examples. This work deals with all classes of phase transitions in fluids and solids. It contains chapters on evaporation, melting, solidification, magnetic transitions, critical phenomena, superconductivity, etc., and is intended for graduate students in physics and engineering; for scientists it will serve both as an introduction and an overview. End-of-chapter problems and complete answers are included.

Keywords

Phase Transition Renormalization group biopolymers collective phenomena extreme conditions gelation mechanics phase transitions solidification thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Papon
    • 1
  • Jacques Leblond
    • 1
  • Paul H.E. Meijer
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique ThermiqueÉcole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris (ESPCI)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCatholic University of AmericaWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-33390-8
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33389-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33390-6
  • About this book