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The effect of attractions on the local structure of liquids and colloidal fluids

Taffs, Jade; Malins, Alex; Williams, Stephen R.; Royall, C. Patrick


We revisit the role of attractions in liquids and apply these concepts to colloidal suspensions. Two means are used to investigate the structure; the pair correlation function and a recently developed topological method. The latter identifies structures topologically equivalent to ground state clusters formed by isolated groups of 5 < m < 13 particles, which are specific to the system under consideration. Our topological methodology shows that, in the case of Lennard-Jones, the addition...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-12-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3516210


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