Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-247) and index.
Foreword to the Russian Edition. Foreword to the English Edition. Editor's Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Statics of Critical Phenomena. 1. Statics of Critical Phenomena in the Nearest Vicinity of the Critical Point: Experimental Manifestation. 1.1. Short History of Critical Phenomena Research. 1.2. Peculiarities of the Experiment in the Nearest Vicinity of the Critical Point. 1.3. Experiments Near the Critical Point in the Presence of the Gravitational Field. 2. Critical Indices and Amplitudes. 2.1. Phenomenological Model of the Critical Behavior of Nonideal Systems. 2.2. Critical Indices: External Field Effects. 2.3. Critical Indices and Amplitudes. 3. Thermodynamics of the Metastable State. 3.1. The "Pseudospinodal" Hypothesis. 3.2. The van der Waals Spinodal. 3.3. Thermodynamic Analysis of the "Pseudospinodal" Hypothesis. 3.4. Experimental Test of the "Pseudospinodal" Hypothesis. Part II: The Dynamics of Critical Phenomena. 4. Foundations of Critical Dynamics. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Critical Fluctuations: Light Scattering Intensity. 4.3. Kinetics of Critical Fluctuations: Light Scattering Spectrum. 4.4. Dynamic Critical Indices and Universal Amplitude. 4.5. Scattering of Higher Orders. 5. Critical Opalescence: Modeling. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Techniques and Experimental Methods. 5.3. Physical Modeling. 5.4. Mathematical Modeling. 5.5. On the Nature of the Constant. 6. Critical Opalescence: Theory and Experiment. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Theory of Critical Opalescence Spectra. 6.3. Experiments Close to the Mixing Critical Point. 6.4. Heating of the "Critical" Medium by Probe Radiation. 7. Thermal Conductivity in the Vicinity of the Critical Point. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Thermal Conductivity of NH3 Near to the Critical Point. 7.3. Static Light Scattering: The Extinction Coefficient. 7.4. Determination of nu and &epsilono Using Light Scattering. 7.5. Critical Dynamics: Comparison of Theory and Experiment. 7.6. Conclusion. A. Some Applications of the Photon Correlation Technique. References. Index.
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This comprehensive systematic overview covers the static and dynamic critical phenomena of real, non-ideal fluids in the nearest vicinity of the critical point, offers new approaches and presents research results on the highest level. Including both theoretical and experimental researches, it also deals with the critical opalescence as phenomenon with continuously growing scattering multiplicity upon approaching the critical point. (source: Nielsen Book Data)