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Phase transitions and Equilibria


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Thermodynamical phases and States of matter
  Introductory
Phase changes and latent heat - a lecture from Physics 132 course, Richmond Univ.
Phases of Matter - a bit more advanced description; with some numbers, properties, diagrams.
Ice - so simple but so various.
Bits of ice XI and ice XII - a short paper from American Scientist.
  Advanced topics
Phase transitions and Phase equilibria - a large online tutorial from Penn Univ.
Global phase diagrams - a very large and detailed online tutorial.
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Phase transitions of the first order - melting, freezing, vaporization
  Introductory
Hot water freezes faster than cold! - from the Usenet FAQ.
Tackling the triple point - a feature article from Scientific American.
  Advanced topics
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Phase transitions of the second order
  Introductory
What are Martensites? - an exaple of second order transitions; by J. Sethna.
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  Advanced topics
Ising Model and its applications - a chapter of a tutorial from Penn Univ.
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Other aspects in phase transitions
  Introductory
Phase transitions in the Universe (hep-ph/9803291), 31pp. - though its main topic is cosmology and particle physics, some interesting relevant issues are discussed.
Order parameters, broken symmetry and topology - online easy to read tutorial by J. Sethna.
Superconductor Unfazed by Its Transition - Physical Review Focus: observation of fourth order phase transition.
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  Advanced topics
Quantum phase transitions (cond-mat/9811058), 27pp - from classical critical phenomena to quantum phase transitions.
Quantum phase transitions in 2D quantum liquids (cond-mat/9811393), 78pp., by A. Schakel - pedagogical introduction to the theory of continuous quantum phase transitions with multiple exaples.
Properties of phase transitions of higher order (cond-mat/9611047), 13pp - phase transitions of III and IV order are briefly discussed.


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