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The low temperature interface between the gas and solid phases of hard spheres with a short-ranged attraction

Sear, RP (1999) The low temperature interface between the gas and solid phases of hard spheres with a short-ranged attraction Physical Review E, 59 (6). 6838 - 6841. ISSN 1539-3755

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Abstract

At low temperature, spheres with a very short-ranged attraction exist as a close-packed solid coexisting with an infinitely dilute gas. We find that the ratio of the interfacial tension between these two phases to the thermal energy diverges as the range of the attraction goes to zero. The large tensions when the interparticle attractions are short-ranged may be why globular proteins only crystallise over a narrow range of conditions.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2009 The American Physical Society.
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/712464

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