Theory of chain association versus liquid condensation
We combine the original van der Waals description for liquid condensation with the association theory of ideal particles into a simple association theory of nonideal chains. The theory shows that vapor-liquid coexistence becomes metastable if the tendency to form weakly interacting chains is sufficiently strong. Our findings qualitatively explain recent computer simulations on dipolar hard spheres.
|Journal||Phys. Rev. Lett.|
van Roij, R. H. H. G. (1996). Theory of chain association versus liquid condensation. Phys.Rev.Lett., 76, 3348–3351.