Far from Equilibrium Phase Transitions

Proceedings of the Xth Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, June 6–10, 1988

  • Editors
  • Luis Garrido
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 319)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Katja Lindenberg, David Brown, Xidi Wang
    Pages 1-28
  3. M. Le Berre, Y. Pomeau, E. Ressayre, A. Tallet, H. M. Gibbs, D. L. Kaplan et al.
    Pages 157-175
  4. Etienne Guyon, Stéphane Roux, Alex Hansen
    Pages 177-193
  5. Paul Mandel, H. Zeghlache, T. Erneux
    Pages 217-235
  6. H. Risken, K. Vogel
    Pages 237-262
  7. L. A. Lugiato, C. Oldano, L. Sartirana, Wang Kaige
    Pages 263-280
  8. David Jasnow
    Pages 281-305
  9. Gene F. Mazenko
    Pages 307-335
  10. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This collection of lectures covers a wide range of present day research in thermodynamics and the theory of phase transitions far from equilibrium. The contributions are written in a pedagogical style and present an extensive bibliography to help graduates organize their further studies in this area. The reader will find lectures on principles of pattern formation in physics, chemistry and biology, phase instabilities and phase transitions, spatial and temporal structures in optical systems, transition to chaos, critical phenomena and fluctuations in reaction-diffusion systems, and much more.


chaos chemistry deterministic chaos diffusion kinetics phase transition quantum theory soliton thermodynamics

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50643-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46060-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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