The evolution of multicomponent systems at high pressures. Part II. The Alder-Wainwright, high-density, gas-solid phase transition of the hard-sphere fluid

  title={The evolution of multicomponent systems at high pressures. Part II. The Alder-Wainwright, high-density, gas-solid phase transition of the hard-sphere fluid},
  author={John F. Kenney},
  journal={Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
  • J. Kenney
  • Published 3 May 2005
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
The thermodynamic stability of the hard-sphere gas has been examined, using the formalism of scaled particle theory (SPT), and by applying explicitly the conditions of stability required by both the second and third laws of thermodynamics. The temperature and volume limits to the validity of SPT have also been examined. It is demonstrated that SPT predicts absolute limits to the stability of the fluid phase of the hard-sphere system, at all temperatures within its range of validity. Because SPT… 
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