A molecular theory of the Laplace relation and of the local forces in a curved interface

Lovett, R.; Baus, M.
January 1997
Journal of Chemical Physics;1/8/1997, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p635
Academic Journal
Discusses the characterization of equilibrium in a two-phase system, a liquid in equilibrium with its vapor, by the constancy throughout the system of the temperature and the chemical potential and the Laplace relation of macroscopic thermodynamics. Molecular expression in terms of a local pressure defined as the thermodynamic response to a local volume change.


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