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The thermodynamics of solid-solid interfaces in systems of fixed mass

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The textbook approach to interfacial excess quantities, due to Gibbs, is valid only at fixed volume. In the present work we develop an alternative approach to interfacial excess quantities, valid at fixed mass. For solid-solid interfaces this has several advantages over the Gibbs treatment such as (a) non-zero interfacial excess volumes appear naturally in the treatment, (b) analogues of the bulk phase Maxwell relations are readily obtained, and (c) formulae for the pressure dependence and temperature dependence of the interfacial tension are derived in a transparent way.

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  • Science

Department

  • Chemistry

Citation

FLETCHER, S., 2005. The thermodynamics of solid-solid interfaces in systems of fixed mass. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58 (4), pp.302-305.

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© CSIRO Publishing

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2005

Notes

This article was accepted for publication in the Australian Journal of Chemistry [© CSIRO Publishing] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/CH05039.htm

ISSN

0004-9425

Language

en

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