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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). pp. 4244-4247.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Sear, RP
Date : 24 May 1999
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.4244
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 Aug 2012 09:23
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:43

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