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By J. F. Nagle (auth.), N. B. Hannay (eds.)

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The final quarter-century has been marked via the tremendous quick development of the solid-state sciences. They contain what's now the biggest subfield of physics, and the fabrics engineering sciences have likewise flourished. And, enjoying an energetic position all through this sizeable sector of technology and engineer­ ing were very huge numbers of chemists. but, even supposing the position of chemistry within the solid-state sciences has been an important one and the solid-state sciences have, in flip, made huge, immense contributions to chemical concept, solid-state chemistry has no longer been well-known by means of the overall physique of chemists as a huge subfield of chemistry. Solid-state chemistry isn't really even good outlined as to content material. a few, for instance, could have it contain simply the quantum chemistry of solids and might reject thermodynamics and section equilibria; this can be nonsense. Solid-state chemistry has many features, and one of many reasons of this Treatise is to aid outline the sector. probably the main normal attribute of solid-state chemistry, and one that is helping differentiate it from solid-state physics, is its specialise in the chemical composition and atomic configuration of actual solids and at the courting of composition and constitution to the chemical and actual homes of the cast. genuine solids tend to be tremendous advanced and convey nearly countless type of their compositional and structural features.

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Stell and co-workers have extended this study of competing interactions to continuum fiuids{90) and lattice gases with extended repulsive hard cores(91) plus attractive classical long-range competing interactions and have found some systems which have both a liquid-vapor phase line ending in a critical point and a solidliquid phase line. Another model which has been solved in the classical limit which has very interesting phase behavior is a spin-1 model with biquadratic (S/S/) interactions and fields (QS/).

But one should start with the basic similarities such as the order parameter and ordering fields, even if the latter cannot be realized in the laboratory. 1. Superfluid Helium Understanding the superfiuid helium transition is rather similar to understanding the antiferromagnet transition. In both cases there is a line of second-order transitions, in the H-T plane for antiferromagnets, and in the P-T plane for helium. (28) The existence of a superfiuid component is related to a condensation of Bose particles into the 15 Chapter 1 ground state(29); this produces a coherent wave function with offdiagonal long-range order,(30) not spatial or configurational longrange order.

In both cases there is a line of second-order transitions, in the H-T plane for antiferromagnets, and in the P-T plane for helium. (28) The existence of a superfiuid component is related to a condensation of Bose particles into the 15 Chapter 1 ground state(29); this produces a coherent wave function with offdiagonal long-range order,(30) not spatial or configurational longrange order. Therefore the pressure is not the ordering field ( for the superfluid transition in helium; rather the ordering field ( is nonphysical,(31) analogous to the antiferromagnetic ordering field.

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