Liquid Vapor Phase Transitions for Systems with Finite-Range Interactions

@inproceedings{Lebowitz1999LiquidVP,
  title={Liquid Vapor Phase Transitions for Systems with Finite-Range Interactions},
  author={Joel L Lebowitz and Alexandre Mazel and E. Presutti},
  year={1999}
}
An outstanding problem in equilibrium statistical mechanics is to derive rigorously the existence of a liquid vapor phase transition in a continuum particle system. While such transitions are observed in all types of macroscopic systems there is at present no proof from first principles of their existence in particles interacting with any kind of reasonable potential, say Lennard Jones or hard core plus attractive square well. Such potentials are known, by comparison of experiment with low… CONTINUE READING
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