Molecular fluids at high dimensionality

A. Yukhimets, H. L. Frisch, J. K. Percus

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We extend the analysis of orientational first-order phase transitions in anisotropic molecular fluids at high spatial dimensionality to hard-disk fluids, and then to mixture of hard disks and hard spheres. The effect of hard-sphere admixture depends sensitively on the relative sizes of the two geometrical objects, and large spheres completely quench the disk transition. An introductory study is made of spatially ordered states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-151
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 2000


  • Anisotropic fluid
  • Fluid mixture
  • Hard particles
  • High-dimensional space
  • Phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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