Methodology of the determination of phase diagrams via computer simulations
- Event time: 10:15am
- Event date: 17th September 2009
- Speaker: Eduardo Sanz (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The equilibrium phase diagram of a given substance (characterized by an interaction potential between its constituents) provides essential information. Not only does it tell us where a specific phase can be found but it also helps us to understand and rationalize out-of-equilibrium behavior. On Thursday morning I will give an overview of the theoretical basis behind the determination of phase diagrams by computer simulation, with particular attention to the fluid?solid and solid?solid equilibria.
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