Phase transition

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Entry to be completed by Kevin Tian Written by Kevin Tian, AP 225, Fall 2011

Definition

Figure 1: Taken from [1]

Generally speaking, Phase Transition is the the process through which a thermodynamic system changes from one phase to another. The most common and easily observed form of this are the various transitions between the various states of matter (solid, liquid, gas, plasma).


References

Phase transition in Phases and Phase Diagrams from Lectures for AP225.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phase_change_-_en.svg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_transition


Keyword in References

Crystalline monolayer surface of liquid Au–Cu–Si–Ag–Pd: Metallic glass former

David Turnbull (1915-2007). Pioneer of the kinetics of phase transformations in condensed matter

Temperature-controlled transitions between glass, liquid and gel states in dense p-NIPA suspensions

The Science of Chocolate: Interactive Activities on Phase Transitions, Emulsification, and Nucleation