The phase behavior of the lattice restricted primitive model (RPM) for ionic systems with additional short-range nearest neighbor (NN) repulsive interactions has been studied by grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations. We obtain a rich phase behavior as the NN strength is varied. In particular, the phase diagram is very similar to that of the continuum RPM for high NN strength. Specifically, we have found both gas-liquid phase separation, with associated Ising critical point, and a first-order liquid-solid transition. We discuss how the line of continuous order-disorder transitions present for the low NN strength changes into continuum-space behavior as one increases the NN strength and compare our findings with recent theoretical results by Ciach and Stell [Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 060601 (2003)].
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability