Polydispersity effect on solid-fluid transition in hard sphere systems

T. Nogawa, H. Watanabe, N. Ito

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Abstract

The solid-fluid transition of the hard elastic particle system with size polydispersity is studied by molecular dynamics simulations. Using nonequilibrium relaxation from the mixed initial condition we determines the melting point where the first order transition between the solid, fcc crystal, and fluid states occurs. It is found that the density gap between the bistable states decreases with increasing the strength of the polydispersity and continuously approaches to zero at the critical point. © 2010.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysics Procedia
PublisherElsevier BV
Pages1475-1479
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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