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Phase transitions

A complex view of criticality

The study of the critical state of matter has brought us concepts such as universality and power laws. Looking at mixtures of complex molecules could help us to understand the transition from non-critical to critical behaviour.

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Figure 1: Schematic phase diagram of a simple substance in the pressure–temperature plane.

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