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Additional remarks related with the discussion inaugurated by the article "Incompatibility of the Shuttleworth equation with Hermann's mathematical structure of thermodynamics" by D. J. Bottomley et al. [Surf. Sci. 603 (2009) 97]
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface and Corrosion Science.
2010 (English)In: Surface Science, ISSN 0039-6028, E-ISSN 1879-2758, Vol. 604, no 11-12, 1062-1063 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Jan Christer Eriksson and Anatoly I. Rusanov critically analyze a paper titled 'Incompatibility of the Shuttleworth equation with Hermann's mathematical structure of thermodynamics' by D. J. Bottomley and co-researchers. According to him, the problem of double counting that Bottomley and co-researchers supposed to be due to involving pairs of terms of the kind xdy + ydx, is not a true research issue but rather a pedagogical one. Within the formal scheme adopted by Gibbs, this problem is properly dealt with by means of a Gibbs Duhem condition. The critics underline that the incompatibility with the mathematical structure of thermodynamics erroneously claimed by Bottomley and co-researchers would apply not just to solid but to liquid interfaces as well, thus invalidating even the firmly rooted Gibbs surface tension equation.

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2010. Vol. 604, no 11-12, 1062-1063 p.
Keyword [en]
Gibbs surface, Liquid interface, Mathematical structure, Research issues, Shuttleworth equation, Phase interfaces, Research, Surface tension, Thermodynamics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149399DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2010.03.013ISI: 000278533100033ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77951879797OAI: diva2:745411

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