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Phase Transitions in Macroscopic Systems of Atoms

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 42)

Abstract

This chapter moves to the nature of phase transitions in bulk systems, through the interpretation based on configurational excitations and voids. The solid-liquid transition of condensed rare gases is a central topic, as is the character of the liquid state.

Keywords

Partition Function Liquid State Void Formation Macroscopic System Bulk System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

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