Entropy 2009, 11(2), 238-248; doi:10.3390/e11020238
Article

Particle Indistinguishability Symmetry within a Field Theory. Entropic Effects

Laboratory LECIME, ENSCP, CNRS, University Paris 6, B.P. 39, 4, Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 December 2008; Accepted: 20 April 2009 / Published: 21 April 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry and Entropy)
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [181 KB, uploaded 24 April 2009 12:00 CEST]
Abstract: In this paper, we briefly discuss a field theory approach of classical statistical mechanics. We show how an essentially entropic functional accounts for fundamental symmetries related to quantum mechanical properties which hold out in the classical limit of the quantum description. Within this framework, energetic and entropic properties are treated at equal level. Based on a series of examples on electrolytes, we illustrate how this framework gives simple interpretations where entropic fluctuations of anions and cations compete with the energetic properties related to the interaction potential.
Keywords: Classical statistical mechanics; Entropy; Indistinguishability; Field theory; Electrolytes

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Di Caprio, D.; Badiali, J.P. Particle Indistinguishability Symmetry within a Field Theory. Entropic Effects. Entropy 2009, 11, 238-248.

AMA Style

Di Caprio D, Badiali JP. Particle Indistinguishability Symmetry within a Field Theory. Entropic Effects. Entropy. 2009; 11(2):238-248.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Di Caprio, Dung; Badiali, Jean Pierre. 2009. "Particle Indistinguishability Symmetry within a Field Theory. Entropic Effects." Entropy 11, no. 2: 238-248.

Entropy EISSN 1099-4300 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert