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Metastable states and coexistence of phases in scaling theory

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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.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 3, pp. 73–77, March, 1981.

We thank V. M. Sysoev and Yu. I. Shimanskii for valuable comments and for discussing the results.

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Mogel', K.-., Chalyi, A.V. Metastable states and coexistence of phases in scaling theory. Soviet Physics Journal 24, 266–270 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00891605

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  • Liquid Phasis
  • Phase Equilibrium
  • Equilibrium Equation
  • Metastable State
  • Stability Boundary