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Double-Diffusive Convection

Gary A. Glatzmaier

in Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141725
eISBN:
9781400848904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141725.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses double-diffusive convection, with a particular focus on the initial instability and eventual nonlinear evolution. It first considers the “salt-fingering” instability and then ... More


The thermal diffusion equation

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter looks at solving problems involving the thermal conductivity of matter using a technique developed by mathematicians in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The key equation describes ... More


Diffusion

Boris S. Bokstein, Mikhail I. Mendelev, and David J. Srolovitz

in Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Materials Science: A Short Course

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198528036
eISBN:
9780191916632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198528036.003.0012
Subject:
Chemistry, Thermochemistry and Chemical Thermodynamics

Diffusion is associated with the random, thermal motion of atoms that produces a change in the macroscopic concentration profile. This process occurs in gases, ... More


Transformations

Robert E. Newnham

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198520757
eISBN:
9780191916601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198520757.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Many physical properties depend on direction and the resulting anisotropy is best described with the use of tensors. Tensors are classified according to how they transform from one coordinate ... More


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