Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Kinetics of Vitrification
The preceding discussion in chapter 2 concerning the nature of the vitreous state has led to the conclusion that glasses are frozen-in non-equilibrium systems. Non-equilibrium systems cannot be described in the framework of classical thermodynamics, which is restricted in its scope to equilibrium states and quasistatic processes between them.
KeywordsCool Rate Vapor Pressure Vitreous State Thermodynamic Function Stabilization Process
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