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Special Issue "Thermodynamics in Material Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Prof. Dr. H. Donald Brooke Jenkins E-Mail
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, West Midlands, UK
Phone: +44 1234-241-070
Interests: development of Volume-Based Thermodynamics (VBT) and of the Thermodynamic Difference Rule (TDR); organ repertoire; painting; bridge
Thermodynamics has two traditional aspects: The generation of experimental data (then collected into databases) and the theoretical relationships which exist between different data types. These provide the wherewithal by which the stability (or instability) of a material can be understood, to develop energy storage possibilities, establish behavior with changes in temperature and pressure, understand solubility, describe mixture properties, and monitor transport properties, such as heat conduction, viscosity, and so forth.
The number of materials involved and envisaged by far exceeds the possibilities of experimental investigation, resulting in a need for predictive methods. Early researchers established simple empirical relations; in more recent times, these rules have been expanded by such methods as group contributions, correlations and quantum mechanical methods.
The range of materials of current involvement extend well beyond traditional interests to ionic liquids, to minerals, to semiconductors, etc., while the concern with conditions extends to such as exist within the earth and planets or in outer space, as well as behavior under intense radiation.
We invite contributions to this Special Issue in order to illustrate the scope and strength of modern thermodynamics and related topics.
Prof. Dr. Leslie Glasser
Prof. Dr. H. Donald Brooke Jenkins
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- ionic solids
- ionic liquids
- Gibbs energy
- heat capacity
- transport properties
- energy storage