Quantum nature of the critical points of chemical elements
Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences - 13/19, Izhorskaia Str. 13 bild. 2, Moscow 125412, Russia
2 Eindhoven University of Technology - P.O. Box 513, MB 5600 Eindhoven, The Netherlands, EU
Accepted: 2 September 2010
Thermodynamics of chemical elements, based on the two-component electron-nuclear plasma model, shows that the critical parameters for the liquid-vapor transition are the quantum values for which the classical limit is absent. The general representations for the critical parameters are found.
PACS: 64.10.+h – General theory of equations of state and phase equilibria / 64.60.Bd – General theory of phase transitions / 51.30.+i – Thermodynamic properties, equations of state
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