Phase transition in liquid 4HE by a mean field model

Maria Stella Mongiovi', Mauro Fabrizio

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In this work the transition of 4He at the lambda line in presence of a Cattaneo-Maxwell heat flux is studied. A hydrodynamical model is formulated, which chooses as fundamental fields the velocity, the temperature, the heat flux and a phase field function f, for which a time dependent Ginzburg-Landau equation is proposed. Using this model we are able to describe the phase transition and to obtain the pressure-temperature phase diagram which represents the transition, the thermodynamic restrictions and a maximum theorem for the phase field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-151
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Thermal Stresses
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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