Structure of condensed phase configurations

J. K. Percus

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The van der Waals mean-field approach to phase separated simple fluids is reviewed, emphasizing one special case. This approach is seen to arise as an approximation to a potential ensemble representation of the classical partition function. A lattice gas reference fluid and discrete Yukawa interaction permit a decomposition of potential space configurations into surface, interacting surface, and single-phase domain components. The last is evaluated for some typical shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-392
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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