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Mode expansion for the density profiles of crystal-fluid interfaces: hard spheres as a test case.

Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal | 2 Nov 2012

M Oettel
Abstract
We present a technique for analyzing the full three-dimensional density profiles of planar crystal-fluid interfaces in terms of density modes. These density modes can also be related to crystallinity order parameter profiles which are used in coarse-grained, phase field type models of the statics and dynamics of crystal-fluid interfaces and are an alternative to crystallinity order parameters extracted from simulations using local crystallinity criteria. We illustrate our results for the hard sphere system using finely resolved, three-dimensional density profiles from a density functional theory of fundamental measure type.
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Condensed matter physics, Scientific method, Currying, Windows PowerShell, C, Archimedes, Phase transition, Density functional theory
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