Polydispersity effect on solid-fluid transition in hard sphere systems

T. Nogawa, H. Watanabe, N. Ito

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The solid-fluid transition of the hard elastic particle system with size polydispersity is studied by molecular dynamics simulations. Using nonequilibrium relaxation from the mixed initial condition we determines the melting point where the first order transition between the solid, fcc crystal, and fluid states occurs. It is found that the density gap between the bistable states decreases with increasing the strength of the polydispersity and continuously approaches to zero at the critical point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1475-1479
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Procedia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Workshop on Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed Matter Physics, CSP 2009 - Athens, GA, United States
Duration: 2009 Feb 232009 Feb 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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