From the Contents:
- Equilibrium, Stability and Metastability
- Attainable Superheating of One-Component Liquids
- Nucleation in Solutions of Liquefied Gases
- Nucleation in Highly Correlated Systems
- Nucleation Kinetics Near the Absolute Zero Temperature
- Explosive Boiling-Up of Cryogenic Liquids
Vladimir G. Baidakov received scientific education at the Ural Institute of Technology in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Since 1973, he is working at the Institute of Thermal Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, presently as the Director of this institute and the Head of the Laboratory of Cryogenics and Energetics. Professor Baidakov's work focuses on the investigation of the kinetics of boiling, the analysis of bulk and surface properties of fluids in thermodynamically stable and metastable states, the investigation of the properties of bubbles of critical sizes determining the rate of bubble formation. The results of the work are outlined in 6 monographs and 125 journal publications. In 1999 he was awarded with the Russian State Prize in Science and Technology.