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Absence of the liquid phase when the attraction is not pairwise additive

Sear, RP (1999) Absence of the liquid phase when the attraction is not pairwise additive Physical Review E, 61. p651-655.

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Recent work on charged colloidal suspensions with very low levels of added salt has suggested that although pairs of the colloidal particles repel, clusters of the particles attract. Motivated by this, we study simple model particles which have many-body attractions. These attractions are generic many-body attractions and are not calculated for any specific colloidal suspension. We find that many-body attractions can stabilise solid phases at low pressures but that the liquid phase is either completely absent from the equilibrium phase diagram or present only within a small region of parameter space

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 6 September 1999
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevE.61.651
Uncontrolled Keywords : cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.soft, cond-mat.stat-mech
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:28
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:53

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