Thermodynamic potential

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Thermodynamic potential (). In the Landau theory of second-order phase transitions the thermodynamic potential takes the form of a power series in the order parameter () (Ref. 1 Eq. 143.1)

where P is the pressure and T is the temperature.

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  1. L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, "Statistical Physics" (Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5) 3rd Edition Part 1, Pergamon Press (1980)