Statistical mechanics and applications. Equilibrium and kinetics of multicomponent multiphase systems.
Principal investigator for the Cheetah code project.
Selected Recent Publications
S. Bastea, “Nanocarbon Condensation in Detonation”,
E. Stavrou, J.M. Zaug, S. Bastea, J.C. Crowhurst, “The Equation of State of 5-nitro-2,4-dihydro-1,2,4,-triazol-3-one Determined Via In-situ Optical Microscopy and Interferometry Measurements,"
M. Bagge-Hansen et al., "Measurement of Carbon Condensates Using Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering During Detonation of the High Explosive Hexanitrostilbene,"
S. Bastea, "A Simulation Assessment of the Thermodynamics of Dense Ion-Dipole Mixtures with Polarization,"
N. Goldman, S. Bastea, Nitrogen Oxides As a Chemistry Trap in Detonating Oxygen-Rich Materials,
M.R. Armstrong et al., Ultrafast Shock Initiation of Exothermic Chemistry in Hydrogen Peroxide,
S. Bastea, "Aggregation kinetics of detonation nanocarbon",
S. Bastea and L.E. Fried, "Chemical Equilibrium Detonation", in
S. Bastea, "Thermodynamics and diffusion in size-symmetric and asymmetric dense electrolytes",
S. Bastea, "Diffusion and conduction in a salt-free colloidal suspension via molecular dynamics simulations",
J.M. Zaug, S. Bastea, J.C. Crowhurst, M.R. Armstrong, "Photoacoustically Measured Speeds of Sound of Liquid HBO2: Semi-Empirical Modeling of Boron-Containing Explosives",
M. Bastea, S. Bastea, R. Becker, "High pressure phase transformation in iron under fast compression",
S. Bastea and L.E. Fried, "Exp6-polar thermodynamics of dense supercritical water",
S. Bastea, "Transport in a Highly Asymmetric Binary Fluid Mixture," Phys. Rev. E 75, 031201 (2007).
S. Bastea, "Aggregation Kinetics in a Model
S. Bastea, "Comment on: Model for Heat Conduction
S. Bastea, "Entropy Scaling Laws for Diffusion,"
S. Bastea, "Transport Properties of Dense Fluid Argon," Phys.
S. Bastea, R. Esposito, J. L. Lebowitz, and R. Marra, "Hydrodynamics
of Binary Fluid Phase Segregation,"
Viecelli, J. A., S. Bastea, J. N. Glosli, and F. H. Ree. "Phase Transformations
of Nanometer Size Carbon Particles in Shocked
Hydrocarbons and Explosives,"