Systematic characterization of thermodynamic and dynamical phase behavior in systems with short-ranged attraction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this paper we demonstrate the feasibility and utility of an augmented version of the Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo method for computing the phase behavior of systems with strong, extremely short-ranged attractions. For generic potential shapes, this approach allows for the investigation of narrower attractive widths than those previously reported. Direct comparison to previous self-consistent Ornstein-Zernike approximation calculations is made. A preliminary investigation of out-of-equilibrium behavior is also performed. Our results suggest that the recent observations of stable cluster phases in systems without long-ranged repulsions are intimately related to gas-crystal and metastable gas-liquid phase separation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Charbonneau, P; Reichman, DR

Published Date

  • January 26, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 1 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 011507 -

PubMed ID

  • 17358160

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1539-3755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physreve.75.011507


  • eng