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Bridging scales with thermodynamics: from nano to macro
Advances in Natural Sciences : Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
We have recently developed a method to calculate thermodynamic properties of macroscopic systems by extrapolating properties of systems of molecular dimensions. Appropriate scaling laws for small systems were derived using the method for small systems thermodynamics of Hill, considering surface and nook energies in small systems of varying sizes. Given certain conditions, Hill's method provides the same systematic basis for small systems as conventional thermodynamics does for large systems. Wedoi:10.1088/2043-6262/5/2/023002 fatcat:hnzelq7m5zalvkalc2csmbrbgm