Polydispersity effect on solid-fluid transition in hard sphere systems

T. Nogawa, H. Watanabe, N. Ito

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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
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUK-I1-005-04
Acknowledgements: This work is supported by KAUST GRP(KUK-I1-005-04) and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Contracts No. 19740235).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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