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Generalized Gibbs' Phase Rule

  title={Generalized Gibbs' Phase Rule},
  author={Wenhao Sun and Matthew J. Powell-Palm},
Gibbs’ Phase Rule describes the nature of phase boundaries on phase diagrams and is a foundational principle in materials thermodynamics. In Gibbs’ original derivation, he stipulates that the Phase Rule applies only to “simple systems”—defined to be homogeneous, isotropic, uncharged, and large enough that surface effects can be neglected; and not acted upon by electric, magnetic or gravitational fields. Modern functional materials—spanning nanomaterials, multiferrorics, materials for energy… 
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