OPJ  Vol.3 No.8 A , December 2013
First Order Phase Transitions as Radiation Processes
Abstract: This paper presents new experimental evidence of the PeTa effect—infrared characteristic radiation under first order phase transitions, especially the crystallization of melts and the deposition and condensation of vapours/gases. The PeTa effect describes the transient radiation that a particle (i.e., atom, molecule or/and cluster) emits transient radiation during a transition from a meta-stable higher energetic level (in a super-cooled melt or a super-saturated vapour) to the stable condensed lower level (in a crystal or a liquid). The radiation removes latent heat with photons of characteristic frequencies that are generated under this transition. The abbreviation “PeTa effect” means Perel’man-Tatartchenko’s effect.
Cite this paper: V. Tatartchenko, P. Smirnov and Y. Wu, "First Order Phase Transitions as Radiation Processes," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2013, pp. 1-12. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.38A001.

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