Phase behavior of rigid objects on a cubic lattice

Jonathan R. Davis, Michael V. Piccarreta, Rory B. Rauch, T. Kyle Vanderlick, Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos

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Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to examine phase transitions of rigid lattice objects. The objects studied are coarse representations of planar, spherical, cubic, and cylindrical shapes on a simple cubic lattice. Multihistogram reweighting methods were used to generate the phase diagrams; critical points were determined using finite-size scaling methods. Spheres and capped cylinders exhibit a first-order transition from fluid to crystalline phases in the athermal limit. Small cubes and planar structures show continuous order-disorder transitions. For a six-armed cross object, there is evidence of a metastable vapor-liquid-phase transition lying within the fluid-solid-phase envelope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5421-5425
Number of pages5
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 2 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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