Statistical geometry of cavities in a metastable confined fluid

Aleksey Vishnyakov, Pablo G. Debenedetti, Alexander V. Neimark

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The statistical geometry of intermolecular cavities in a confined Lennard-Jones (LJ) fluid is studied. Phase transitions in the confined LJ fluid are characterized by equilibrium stable and metastable states using grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations. The cavity size distribution in liquidlike states, characterized by different densities, can be approximated by a universal log-normal distribution function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-544
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number1 A
StatePublished - Jul 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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