Special Issue "Applications of Statistical Thermodynamics"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Nobumitsu Shohoji
LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, LEN - Laboratório de Energia Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22 1649-038 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: 1. Statistical thermodynamic analysis of non-stoichiometric interstitial compounds; 2. Synthesis of carbide, nitride and carbo-nitride (using concentrated solar beam as the heat source as well as using conventional electric furnace); 3. Formation and characterization of non-equilibrium solid phases
Statistical thermodynamics span the bridge between the visible macroscopic world and the invisible atomistic world to evaluate values of atomistic interaction parameters with unambiguous physical significance from measured values of state parameters, such as temperature, pressure and chemical composition under equilibrium state. Unlike conventional thermodynamics, in which entropy, enthalpy, and free energy are defined mathematically in terms of state parameters and thus applicable universally to any system, even without knowing exactly the nature of compound under consideration, statistical thermodynamic analysis must be started from unambiguous a priori modeling of compounds under consideration. When an unrealistic model is chosen at the onset of the statistical thermodynamic approach, the evaluated parameters are without valid physical significance. This inherent nature of the statistical thermodynamic approach might make use of this unique analysis tool somewhat difficult for experimentalists to use casually. However, there also lies a merit of this unique analysis tool to a provide feedback channel to check the validity of the a priori model with reference to the compatibility of the evaluated atomistic interaction parameter values with the macroscopic state parameter values.
The Guest Editor wishes this Special Issue will attract the attention of authors who have been working on entropy and enthalpy aspects of materials science, as well as physicists and chemists using statistical thermodynamics as an analysis tool.
Prof. Dr. Nobumitsu Shohoji
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- Statistical thermodynamics
- Entropy (configurational, electronic)
- Free Energy
- Saddle point approach