In the present work, we discuss how the functional form of thermodynamic observables can be deduced from the geometric properties of subsets of phase space. The geometric quantities taken into account are mainly extrinsic curvatures of the energy level sets of the Hamiltonian of a system under investigation. In particular, it turns out that peculiar behaviours of thermodynamic observables at a phase transition point are rooted in more fundamental changes of the geometry of the energy level sets in phase space. More specifically, we discuss how microcanonical and geometrical descriptions of phase-transitions are shaped in the special case of f4 models with either nearest-neighbours and mean-field interactions.

Geometrical Aspects in the Analysis of Microcanonical Phase-Transitions / Bel-Hadj-Aissa, G; Gori, M; Penna, V; Giulio Pettini, G; Franzosi, R. - In: ENTROPY. - ISSN 1099-4300. - STAMPA. - 22:(2020). [10.3390/e22040380]

Geometrical Aspects in the Analysis of Microcanonical Phase-Transitions

Penna, V;
2020

Abstract

In the present work, we discuss how the functional form of thermodynamic observables can be deduced from the geometric properties of subsets of phase space. The geometric quantities taken into account are mainly extrinsic curvatures of the energy level sets of the Hamiltonian of a system under investigation. In particular, it turns out that peculiar behaviours of thermodynamic observables at a phase transition point are rooted in more fundamental changes of the geometry of the energy level sets in phase space. More specifically, we discuss how microcanonical and geometrical descriptions of phase-transitions are shaped in the special case of f4 models with either nearest-neighbours and mean-field interactions.
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