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Stewart, Catastrophe Theory and Its Application (Pitman, London, 1978) 4. -C. Toledano and P. Toledano, The Landau Theory of Phase Transitions (World Scientific, 1987) Chapter 3 Heterogeneous Equilibrium Systems In this chapter, we are looking at the heterogeneous equilibrium states using the classical Gibbsian approach—Theory of Capillarity and the field-theoretic one, which considers an interface as a transition region between the phases. To do that we generalize the free energy to a functional of the spatial distributions of the order parameters and introduce a gradient energy contribution into the free energy density.

47), the greatest value of the OP gradient is reached at the inflection point E(xi)¼t. Then [cf. 48) Classification of the States The 1d equilibrium states are the cornerstones of the FTM, that is why we need to study their properties in detail. 39) in the plane (, x) (see Fig. 2ii). The homogeneous equilibrium states of Chap. 2 are the rest points and the heterogeneous states are trajectories on the plane. Let us now classify the 1d heterogeneous extremals. 10). 49) may have up to four solutions (see Fig.

34) is that in the case of radially symmetric extremals it is convenient to consider the Hamiltonian in the spherical polar coordinate system (see Appendix C). 34) is that the operator depends on the extremal E(x) itself. 3 Equilibrium States 49 This formula tells us that although ∂g/∂{E(x)} does not vanish everywhere, as it is the case in a homogeneous system (see Chap. 2), on average it still does. Third, let us derive another integral form of the equilibrium equation. 36), integrating over the entire volume V occupied by the system, and applying the Gauss divergence theorem, we obtain the integral form of the equilibrium equation: ð !

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