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Nonequilibrium Nondissipative Thermodynamics

With Application to Low-Pressure Diamond Synthesis


Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ji-Tao Wang
    Pages 1-22
  3. Ji-Tao Wang
    Pages 23-51
  4. Ji-Tao Wang
    Pages 99-137
  5. Ji-Tao Wang
    Pages 173-212
  6. Ji-Tao Wang
    Pages 213-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-257

About this book


This book provides a framework for analysing complex systems for which classical thermodynamics is often not applicable. Since the success of the activated process in 1970, diamond growth with simultaneous graphite etching under low pressure has often been regarded as a violation of the second law of thermodynamics. A series of nonequilibrium phase diagrams, which agree excellently with the activated diamond experi- ments, have been calculated by the author and his coworkers on the basis of reaction coupling. The book goes on to de- monstrate how these lead to a complete new systematization of modern thermodynamics.


dynamics phase diagram thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicroelectronicsFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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