Evidence of Liquid-Liquid Phase Transitions in Real Systems

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Evidence of Liquid-Liquid Phase Transitions in Real Systems

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 10th July 2000
  • Speaker: James Magee (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Recent experimental work strongly suggests the existence of thermodynamically stable liquid-liquid phase separation in both molten phosphorus and molten carbon. This talk will discuss the experimental and theoretical evidence for both of these, and their relevance to the possibility of a similar transition in deeply supercooled water.
Togaya, M., Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 13 2474-2477 (1997)
Glosli, J.N., Ree, F.H., Phys. Rev. Lett. 82 23 4659-4662 (1999)
Katayama, K., Mizutani, T., Utsumi, W., Shimomura, O., Yamakata, M., Funakoshi, K.I., Nature 403 170-173 (2000) (use Username: WGHL Password: edunival)

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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