Chapter 3. Crystal-Liquid Phase Transitions

  1. Vladimir P. Skripov and
  2. Mars Z. Faizullin

Published Online: 22 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608052.ch3

Crystal-Liquid-Gas Phase Transitions and Thermodynamic Similarity

Crystal-Liquid-Gas Phase Transitions and Thermodynamic Similarity

How to Cite

Skripov, V. P. and Faizullin, M. Z. (2006) Crystal-Liquid Phase Transitions, in Crystal-Liquid-Gas Phase Transitions and Thermodynamic Similarity, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608052.ch3

Author Information

  1. Institute of Thermal Physics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527405763

Online ISBN: 9783527608058



  • crystal;
  • liquid;
  • gas;
  • phase transitions;
  • crystal-liquid equilibrium curve;
  • high pressures;
  • melting of substances;
  • internal pressure;
  • stability of thermodynamic states;
  • metastable continuation of the melting curves;
  • viscosity of a liquid;
  • volume and entropy jumps;
  • surface tension


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Behavior of the Crystal-Liquid Equilibrium Curve at High Pressures

  • Experimental Methods of Investigation of Melting of Substances at High Pressure

  • Application of Similarity Methods for a Description of Melting

  • The Extension of the Melting Curve into the Range of Negative Pressures and the Scaling of Thermodynamic Parameters

  • Internal Pressure in a Liquid Along the Equilibrium Curves with Crystal and Vapor

  • Stability of Thermodynamic States and the Metastable Continuation of the Melting Curves

  • The Behavior of the Viscosity of a Liquid Along the Coexistence Curve with the Crystalline Phase

  • The Behavior of Volume and Entropy Jumps Along the Melting Curve

  • The Surface Tension of Simple Liquids Along the Melting Curve

  • Correlations Between Thermodynamic Properties Characterizing Melting

  • Melting and Crystallization of Small Particles

    • Thermodynamic Aspects

    • Kinetic Aspects