Moderate Point: Balanced Entropy and Enthalpy Contributions in Soft Matter

  title={Moderate Point: Balanced Entropy and Enthalpy Contributions in Soft Matter},
  author={Baoji He and Yanting Wang},
  journal={arXiv: Soft Condensed Matter},
Various soft materials share some common features, such as significant entropic effect, large fluctuations, sensitivity to thermodynamic conditions, and mesoscopic characteristic spatial and temporal scales. However, no quantitative definitions have yet been provided for soft matter, and the intrinsic mechanisms leading to their common features are unclear. In this work, from the viewpoint of statistical mechanics, we show that soft matter works in the vicinity of a specific thermodynamic state… 

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