Carlo Santagata theoretical physics

Unsuspectable connections between
Macrocosm and Microcosm - Part I
In a previous paper [6] we already showed the strict connection existing between certain macroscopic physical properties of a given compound (like the speed of sound and Young's modulus of elasticity) and some atomic features like the electron charge, the atomic mass, and the intermolecular distance. Here those relations are generalized and similar connections are found for the thermal expansion coefficients and the surface tension of liquids with the same atomic properties. This seems to imply that the various phases of matter are essentially due to ionic forces that appear even outside the bodies and are in agreement with a well-known experience by Ettore Majorana.

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