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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Physics
Physics and Materials Science
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/32958
The early crystal nucleation process in hard spheres shows synchronised ordering and densification
English
Berryman, Josh mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
Anwar, Muhammad mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
Dorosz, Sven mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
Schilling, Tanja mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
American Institute of Physics
145
211901
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0021-9606
1089-7690
New York
NY
[en] Nucleation ; Colloidal systems ; Monte Carlo methods
[en] We investigate the early part of the crystal nucleation process in the hard sphere fluid using data produced by computer simulation. We find that hexagonal order manifests continuously in the overcompressed liquid, beginning approximately one diffusion time before the appearance of the first “solid-like” particle of the nucleating cluster, and that a collective influx of particles towards the nucleation site occurs simultaneously to the ordering process: the density increases leading to nucleation are generated by the same individual particle displacements as the increases in order. We rule out the presence of qualitative differences in the early nucleation process between medium and low overcompressions and also provide evidence against any separation of translational and orientational order on the relevant lengthscales.
University of Luxembourg: High Performance Computing - ULHPC
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public ; Others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/32958
10.1063/1.4953550
http://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.4953550
FnR ; FNR3977209 > Sven Dorosz > FRPTEDC > Fluctuation Relations Of Phase Transitions - Externally Driven Crystallization > 01/12/2012 > 31/10/2015 > 2012

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