Multi-phase fluids: coexisting gas and liquid

New dynamical features appear when one considers multi-phase fluids. The interface between liquid and gas phases of a substance evolves in response to surface tension and van der Waals forces; moreover, material is exchanged between the two phases---via condensation and evaporation---at a rate that depends on density, pressure, and temperature.

Condensation of gas under weak attractive forces

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