Temperature-consistent clusters of argon atoms: Their role in free energy and nucleation rate calculations using Monte Carlo methods

Pal, P.
August 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 534 Issue 1, p167
Academic Journal
In this study the pre-nucleation phenomenon is modelled as a canonical ensemble of N-body systems and the necessary thermodynamic states are determined using the conventional Monte Carlo simulation method. A distinct approach has been adopted towards building the essential, a priori, knowledge of the initial configurations of the N-body systems by developing the temperature-consistent clusters from the derivatives of the interaction potential. The results, including the Helmholtz free energy and the thermodynamic states at incipient nucleation, are presented for comparison with experimental and theoretical investigations on Argon clusters.


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