Continuous freezing in three dimensions
We analyze the freezing transition in a system of hard particles with a very long-ranged repulsion. The long-range repulsion makes first-order freezing transitions continuous, but leaves the initial stages of the crystallization unchanged: the crystal phase must still nucleate. The coexistence between bulk phases is replaced by microphase separation.
|Journal||Phys. Rev. Lett.|
Sear, R. P, & Frenkel, D. (2003). Continuous freezing in three dimensions. Phys.Rev.Lett., 90(Article number: 195701), 1–4.