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Phase separation and crystallisation of polydisperse hard spheres

Sear, RP (1998) Phase separation and crystallisation of polydisperse hard spheres Europhysics Letters, 44. pp. 531-535.

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Hard spheres with a polydispersity above approximately 8% are shown to crystallise into two phase-separated solid phases. A polydispersity above 8% is too large to be tolerated by a single solid phase but phase separation produces two fractions with polydispersities sufficiently narrow to allow them to crystallise. It may not be possible to observe this in experiment due to the intervention of a glass transition.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 17 June 1998
DOI : 10.1209/epl/i1998-00500-3
Uncontrolled Keywords : cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.soft
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:28
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:53

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