Thermal stability

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Thermal stability is the stability of a molecule at high temperatures; i.e. a molecule with more stability has more resistance to decomposition at high temperatures.

Thermal stability also describes, as defined by Schmidt (1928), the stability of a water body and its resistance to mixing. This is the amount of work needed to transform the water body (e.g. a lake) to a uniform water density. The Schmidt stability 'S' is commonly measured in Joule per square meter or g*cm/cm. Compare Stratification. " thermal stability an also be defined as the no change at micro-structural level."


Further reading[edit]

  • Gwidon W. Stachowiak and Andrew W. Batchelor (2005). Engineering Tribology. Butterworth–Heinemann. pp. 39–40. ISBN 9780750678360. 
  • Schmidt, W. 1928. Über Temperatur und Stabilitätsverhältnisse von Seen. Geogr. Ann 10: 145 - 177.