High pressure molecular science vol:358 pages:541-545
NATO ADVANCED SCIENCE INSTITUTES SERIES, SERIES E, APPLIED SCIENCES
Conference of the NATO-Advanced-Study-Institute on High Pressure Molecular Science IL CIOCCO, ITALY, SEP 27-OCT 11, 1998
The use of thermodynamic quantities deviate occasional from their definitions given in standard textbooks. This could lead to misunderstandings and misinterpretations. This paper reviews some definitions and gives a classification of osmotic pressure and osmotic stress experiments as well as a critical view of the lipid and protein literature.