Item description for The Casimir Effect in Critical Systems by Michael Krech...
The well-known Casimir effect has a direct analogue in systems near critical or multicritical points. Critical fluctuations in systems confined to finite geometries lead to attractive or repulsive forces between system boundaries. These forces influence the formation of wetting layers of liquid 4He or binary liquid mixtures near critical points in these fluids. With the aid of recently developed versions of the atomic force microscope, these forces appear to be directly measurable. This book contains an introduction to the physics of critical phenomena and reviews recent developments in the theory of finite-size scaling. A detailed discussion of the Casimir effect and related questions follows. The analysis of quantitative effects on the specific heat of critical films, the formation of wetting layers and force measurements finish the presentation.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810218451 ISBN13 9789810218454