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Diffusion Laws

  • Constantine Pozrikidis
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Abstract

Empirical, semi-empirical, and theoretical expressions for the species diffusive mass fluxes in terms of the species mass or molecular fractions can be derived by observation, intuition, or rigorously in the context of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Fick’s law and a fractional diffusion law discussed in this chapter are favored in a broad range of science and engineering applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantine Pozrikidis
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  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA

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