Depletion induced demixing in polydisperse mixtures of hard spheres
Sear, RP (1999) Depletion induced demixing in polydisperse mixtures of hard spheres Physical Review Letters, 82 (21). 4244 - 4247.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.4244
Polydisperse mixtures are those in which components with a whole range of sizes are present. It is shown that the fluid phase of polydisperse hard spheres is thermodynamically unstable unless the density of large spheres decreases at least exponentially as their size increases. The instability is with respect to the large spheres crystallising out into multiple solid phases.
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|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2012 10:23|
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