Critical phenomena: 150 years since Cagniard de la Tour

@article{Berche2009CriticalP1,
  title={Critical phenomena: 150 years since Cagniard de la Tour},
  author={B. Berche and M. Henkel and R. Kenna},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2009}
}
  • B. Berche, M. Henkel, R. Kenna
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
  • Critical phenomena were discovered by Cagniard de la Tour in 1822, who died 150 years ago. In order to mark this anniversary, the context and the early history of his discovery is reviewed. We then follow with a brief sketch of the history of critical phenomena, indicating the main lines of development until the present date. Os fen\'omenos cr\'{\i}ticos foram descobertos pelo Cagniard de la Tour em Paris em 1822. Para comemorar os 150 anos da sua morte, o contexto e a hist\'oria initial da… CONTINUE READING
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