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Dynamical signatures of freezing: stable fluids, metastable fluids, and crystals

Williams, Stephen; McGlynn, Peter; Bryant, Gary James; Snook, Ian K; van Megen, William


Mean squared displacements and velocity auto correlation functions are calculated using molecular dynamics for hard spheres under a range of conditions (i) for the equilibrium fluid below freezing; (ii) for the metastable fluid above freezing; and (iii) for the hard sphere crystal, both in the metastable region between freezing and melting, and in the stable region above melting. In addition, simulations are carried out for a metastable Lennard-Jones system. The results confirm recent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-09-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.031204


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