Thermodynamic properties of imperfect solids near freezing point

Das, Shankar P. ; Singh, S. P. (2007) Thermodynamic properties of imperfect solids near freezing point Proceedings of CMDS11 held in Ecole des Mines .

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Using a classical density functional approach a model for the metastable liquid sate in terms of holes presents in the amorphous structure is considered. A temperature To, similar to that of the characteristic transition of the free volume theory is identified. The Kauzmann temperature TK is also obtained from extrapolation of the entropy difference between the supercooled state and that of the crystal to zero. Applying the similar approach for the crystalline solid, we include in the classical density functional surrounding the vacancy. The test density function is modified from its usual form to take into account the presence of vacancies in the lattice structure. The thermodynamic behavior is studied by locating the state of minimum free energy.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Freezing transition; Glass Transition; Density Functional Theory; Free Volume Model; Vacancy Defects
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