Entropies of fragmented configuration spaces

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Entropies of fragmented configuration spaces

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 7th August 2000
  • Speaker: Professor Alastair Bruce (Formerly School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

This talk will explore topics raised in a series of papers by Speedy et al [1-3]. It will attempt to clarify the meaning and utility of the different entropies one may associate with a system whose configuration space is 'broken' into separate bits at a phase transition.
[1] Five discs in a box, Physica A262 76 (1999)
[2] The entropy of a glass, Mol Phys 80 1105 (1993)
[3] The vapour pressure of a glassy crystal of dimers, Mol Phys 87 1349 (1996)

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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