Chapter 3. Thermodynamics of the Metastable State

  1. Prof. D.Sc. Dmitry Yu. Ivanov

Published Online: 8 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527623983.ch3

Critical Behavior of Non-Ideal Systems

Critical Behavior of Non-Ideal Systems

How to Cite

Ivanov, D. Yu. (2008) Thermodynamics of the Metastable State, in Critical Behavior of Non-Ideal Systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527623983.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, Baltic State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406586

Online ISBN: 9783527623983



  • thermodynamics;
  • metastable state;
  • pseudospinodal hypothesis;
  • van der Waals spinodal


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The “Pseudospinodal” Hypothesis

  • The van der Waals Spinodal

  • Thermodynamic Analysis of the “Pseudospinodal” Hypothesis

  • Experimental Test of the “Pseudospinodal” Hypothesis