Special Issue "Residual and Ground State Entropy"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2011)
Interests: application of the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry to complex lab-scale and real-world processes; studies of mechanisms of complex processes; novel technical aspects of pedagogy in teaching physical chemistry
Interests: condensed matter; quantum many-body theory; frustrated magnetism; quantum phase transitions; cold atoms in optical lattices; superfluids and supersolids; entanglement in condensed matter; topological order; quantum monte carlo; density matrix renormalization group
In the 1930s, Pauling, Giauque, and others were the first to discuss the idea of residual entropy, arising from the configurational disorder in ice water and other molecular systems at low temperatures. Since that time, the theoretical and experimental study of residual entropy, and its consequences in thermodynamics and materials, has spawned a large body of work across many fields. The purpose of the special issue is to bring together topics that reflect the most recent exciting developments in the study of the properties of informational, physical, and chemical systems that display residual entropy. Mathematical, theoretical, or experimental works are equally welcome, which cover topics including (but not limited to):
- Disorder at zero temperature
- Configurational residual entropy and connections to thermodynamics
- Pedagogical aspects of connecting informational and phenomenological thermodynamic aspects of entropy
- Magnetic systems and Spin Ice
- The third law of thermodynamics
- Entropy in glassy systems
- Residual entropy in mathematics and information science
- Quantum groundstates with residual entropy and spin liquids
Prof. Dr. Evguenii Kozliak
Dr. Roger G. Melko