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The role of extensive variables in nano-science
Author(s): John E. Gray; Francisco Santiago
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the principle of superposition relative to the definition of extensivity in thermodynamics and discuss how it can be extended to systems that do not obey the linear principle of superposition. This leads to the concept of generalized superposition, of which, there are multiple types defined in the paper. Generalized superposition can be used to explore the breakdown of linearity at the nano-scale, which leads to deeper understanding of nano-materials and nano-thermodynamics.

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Date Published: 13 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7703, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering VIII, 77030K (13 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850674
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John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)
Francisco Santiago, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. Dahlgren Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7703:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Neural Networks, Biosystems, and Nanoengineering VIII
Harold H. Szu; F. Jack Agee, Editor(s)

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