chapter  34
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The lower limit of the applicability of thermodynamics [12]

The analysis showed that dimensional effects (smallness of the system and its fluctuations) appear at values of the radii of drops R of the order up to 40λ. This value is in full agreement with the lower limit of drop sizes, for which it is incorrect to apply the equations of thermodynamics at radii smaller than Rt ~ 41λ [12] (see next Section).