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Thermodynamic stability of hard sphere crystals in dimensions 3 through 10. Charbonneau, Patrick Gish, Caitlin M Hoy, Robert S Morse, Peter K 2022-05-02T17:22:19Z 2022-05-02T17:22:19Z 2021-08-09
dc.identifier 10.1140/epje/s10189-021-00104-y
dc.identifier.issn 1292-8941
dc.identifier.issn 1292-895X
dc.description.abstract Although much is known about the metastable liquid branch of hard spheres-from low dimension d up to [Formula: see text]-its crystal counterpart remains largely unexplored for [Formula: see text]. In particular, it is unclear whether the crystal phase is thermodynamically stable in high dimensions and thus whether a mean-field theory of crystals can ever be exact. In order to determine the stability range of hard sphere crystals, their equation of state is here estimated from numerical simulations, and fluid-crystal coexistence conditions are determined using a generalized Frenkel-Ladd scheme to compute absolute crystal free energies. The results show that the crystal phase is stable at least up to [Formula: see text], and the dimensional trends suggest that crystal stability likely persists well beyond that point.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartof The European physical journal. E, Soft matter
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1140/epje/s10189-021-00104-y
dc.subject cond-mat.stat-mech
dc.subject cond-mat.stat-mech
dc.subject cond-mat.soft
dc.title Thermodynamic stability of hard sphere crystals in dimensions 3 through 10.
dc.type Journal article Charbonneau, Patrick|0486302 2022-05-02T17:22:19Z
pubs.begin-page 101
pubs.issue 8
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Chemistry
pubs.organisational-group Physics
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 44
duke.contributor.orcid Charbonneau, Patrick|0000-0001-7174-0821

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