Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-2001

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review E

Volume

63

Issue

5

First Page

1

Last Page

4

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.63.051501

Abstract

A simple theoretical method of studying the effect of weak anisotropy on the freezing of classical fluids is discussed. Free energy of the solid phase is separated into contributions due to the formation of the regular lattice and the remaining orientational part. The former is calculated by the density-functional theory, while a mean-field theory of orientational order is developed for the latter. An application to the freezing of hard dumbbell fluids yields results in good agreement with simulations.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review E 63 (2001): 051501, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.051501. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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