Statistical Thermodynamics of Disperse Systems

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Abstract

Principles of statistical physics are applied for the description of thermodynamic equilibrium in disperse systems. The cells of disperse systems are shown to possess a number of non-standard thermodynamic parameters. A random distribution of these parameters in the system is determined. On the basis of this distribution, it is established that the disperse system has an additional degree of freedom called the macro-entropy. A large set of bounded ideal disperse systems allows exact evaluation of thermodynamic characteristics. The theory developed is applied to the description of equilibrium states of a two-phase multicomponent mixture in a porous medium.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume232
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)499-516
ISSN0378-4371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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