2006 journal article

Phase behavior of a hard sphere Maier-Saupe nematogenic system in three dimensions


By: E. Lomba*, C. Martin*, N. Almarza* & F. Lado n

co-author countries: Spain 🇪🇸 United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

We present a detailed computer simulation and integral equation study of the phase behavior of a nematogenic system composed of hard spheres with embedded three-dimensional Maier-Saupe spins. For this well-known system, we map the gas-liquid equilibrium, which is coupled to a first-order isotropic-nematic transition. The anisotropic integral equation theory is found to yield excellent agreement with the simulation data within the fluid regime. Additionally, we determine the fluid-solid equilibrium transition by means of computer simulation.