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Phase transitions

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A phase transition occurs at points on the phase diagram where the Helmholtz energy function is a singular function of the thermodynamic variables within it [1]. The following is (an incomplete) list of phase transitions. The change from one state to another is usually monitored by some sort of order parameter.

Other transitions

See also[edit]


  1. Leo P. Kadanoff "More is the Same; Phase Transitions and Mean Field Theories", Journal of Statistical Physics 137 pp. 777-797 (2009)

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