Surface phase transitions in polydisperse hard rod fluids

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dc.contributor.author Martínez-Ratón, Yuri
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T12:51:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T12:51:51Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation arXiv:cond-mat/0212333v1 [cond-mat.soft]
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7041
dc.description 20 pages, 25 figures.-- PACS nrs.: 64.70.Md, 64.75.+g, 61.20.Gy.-- ArXiv pre-print.
dc.description.abstract With the simple Zwanzig model in Onsager approximation I study the effect of length polydispersity in the surface phase diagram of hard rods interacting with a hard wall. The properly extended interface Gibbs-Duhem equation for a polydisperse system allows us to predict the behaviour of the surface tension as a function of the bulk density at the the wall-isotropic interface. Two groups of qualitative different bulk and surface phase diagrams are calculated from two families of parametrized length distribution functions p(l). This parameterization controls the law of decay at large l. I also study the segregation due to polydispersity at the isotropic-nematic interface and the capillary nematization phenomena as a function of polydispersity.
dc.description.sponsorship Support from the postdoctoral position at Wuppertal University and from the Dirección General de Investigación, Conserjería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid are gratefully acknowledged. This work is part of Project No. BFM2000-0004 of the Dirección General de Enseñanza Superior.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other [PACS] Transitions in liquid crystals
dc.subject.other [PACS] Phase equilibria
dc.subject.other [PACS] Theory and models of liquid structure
dc.title Surface phase transitions in polydisperse hard rod fluids
dc.type article
dc.type.review NonPeerReviewed
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dc.relation.publisherversion http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0212333
dc.subject.eciencia Matemáticas
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