Orientational and phase-coexistence behaviour of hard rod-sphere mixtures

ANTYPOV, D. and CLEAVER, D. J. (2003). Orientational and phase-coexistence behaviour of hard rod-sphere mixtures. Chemical physics letters, 377 (3-4), 311-316.


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Results are presented from Monte Carlo simulations of bulk mixtures of Hard Gaussian Overlap particles with an aspect ratio of 3:1 and hard spheres with diameters equal to the breadths of the rods. For sphere number-concentrations of 50% and lower, compression of the isotropic fluid results in formation of a homogeneous (i.e. compositionally mixed) nematic phase. The volume fraction of this isotropic-nematic transition is found to increase approximately linearly with sphere concentration. On compression to higher volume fractions, however, this homogeneous nematic phase separates out into coexisting nematic and isotropic phases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2003 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Modelling Research Centre > Materials Modelling group
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(03)01157-6
Page Range: 311-316
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 13:46
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/894

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