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Isotropic fluid phases of dipolar hard spheres

TitleIsotropic fluid phases of dipolar hard spheres
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsCamp, PJ, Shelley, JC, Patey, GN
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Pagination115-118
Date PublishedJan
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0031-9007
KeywordsCLUSTERS, COMPUTER-SIMULATION, CONDENSATION, LIQUID, orientational order, SYSTEMS
Abstract

Monte Carlo simulations are used to calculate the equation of state and free energy-of dipolar hard sphere fluids at low temperatures and densities. Evidence for the existence of isotropic-fluid-isotropic-fluid phase transitions is presented and discussed. Condensation in the dipolar hard sphere fluid is unusual in that it is not accompanied by large energy or entropy changes. An explanation of this behavior is put forward.

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