Modern uses of classical statistical mechanics?

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Most of the cases when I see applications of statistical mechanics is when Fermi-Dirac or Bose-Einstein statistic are used in condensed matter or the equilibrium equation of neutron stars.

Besides the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, I would like to know what are the modern developments/applications of classical statistical mechanics.
 

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Isn't black-body radiation an example of Bose-Einstein?, If I remember correctly, the use of classical statistical mechanics lead to a divergence.
 
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The behavior of polymers is firmly rooted in classical stat mech.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymer_physics
The opening chapter(s) of de Gennes's book on polymer physics has a beautiful discussion of the role entropy plays in polymer conformations.
 

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