Freezing of colloidal simple fluids



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Fernández Tejero, Carlos (1996) Freezing of colloidal simple fluids. In Chemical application of density-functional theory. ACS Symposium Series (629). American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, pp. 297-310. ISBN 9780841234031


It is well-known that the Lennard-Jones potential provides a fair description of the phase diagram of a simple atomic fluid with a fluid-fluid critical point and a fluid fluid-solid triple point. In this chapter we analyze the modifications occurring in the phase diagram of a simple fluid when the range of the attractions is reduced. We consider two different theoretical approaches based on the Gibbs-Bogoliubov inequality in order to evaluate the fluid and solid free energies. It is shown that for intermediate attractions the liquid phase disappears and the phase diagram only exhibits a fluid-solid transition. A further reduction of the range of the attractions leads to a phase diagram with a solid-solid critical point and a fluid-solid-solid triple point. These phase diagrams could be of relevance to the phase behavior of colloidal simple fluids.

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© 1996 American Chemical Society. National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (209º. 1995. Anaheim, CA)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Density-Functional Theory, Thermodynamic Properties, Soft Spheres, Phase, Liquids, Suspensions, Transition, Interface, Systems
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Thermodynamics
ID Code:23844
Deposited On:13 Dec 2013 08:21
Last Modified:13 Dec 2013 08:21

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