The cluster vapor to cluster solid transition

Martin B Sweatman, Leo Lue

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Abstract

Until now, depletion induced transitions have been the hallmark of multicomponent systems only. Monte Carlo simulations reveal a depletion-induced phase transition from cluster vapor to cluster solid in a one-component fluid with competing short range and long range interactions. This confirms a prediction made by earlier theoretical work. Analysis of renormalized cluster-cluster and cluster-vapor interactions suggest that a cluster liquid is also expected within a very narrow range of model parameters. These insights could help identify the mechanisms of clustering in experiments and assist the design of colloidal structures through engineered self-assembly.
LanguageEnglish
Article number171102
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume144
Issue number17
Early online date4 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016

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Keywords

  • phase transitions
  • cluster phase transitions
  • solid vapour phase transitions
  • cluster analysis
  • density function theory

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In: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 144, No. 17, 171102, 07.05.2016.

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