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Four Papers by Loschmidt on the State of Thermal Equilibrium

  • Dieter Flamm

Abstract

To determine the size of gas-molecules Loschmidt, in his famous paper “On the size of air molecules,”1 used a relation between the scattering cross-section of molecules and their mean free path, which had been derived by Maxwell in 1860 and which Loschmidt phrased in the form:

“The diameter of the molecules of a gas is equal to the eightfold mean free path of the molecules multiplied by the condensation-coefficient.”1

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Flamm
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ViennaAustria

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