A study in mechano-chemistry: Pressure induced reactions and non-equilibrium phenomenon

Alexander Gordopolov, Hendrik J. Viljoen

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Pressure induced reactions and nonequilibrium phenomena were analyzed. These phenomena are not limited to chemically reactive sustems. Mechanical interaction with phase transformations could play a similar role as mechano-chemical reactions. The use of metal powders increase the rate of reactions. A modified Fokker-Planck equation has been derived to describe the non-equilibrium state. Since the particles interact with a background medium only particle number density is conserved, but momentum and energy changes and eventually equilibrium with the background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 AIChE Annual Meeting - Austin, TX
Duration: Nov 7 2004Nov 12 2004


Other2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
CityAustin, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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