Reference : Solvent hydrodynamics speed up crystal nucleation in suspensions of hard spheres
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Physics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/16543
Solvent hydrodynamics speed up crystal nucleation in suspensions of hard spheres
English
Radu, Marc [Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany / Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany]
Schilling, Tanja mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
Jan-2014
Europhysics Letters [=EPL]
EDP Sciences
105
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0295-5075
1286-4854
Les Ulis
France
[en] We present a computer simulation study on the crystal nucleation process in suspensions
of hard spheres, fully taking into account the solvent hydrodynamics. If the dynamics of
crystallization in this system were purely diffusive, the crystal nucleation rate would be inversely
proportional to the solvent viscosity. However, we observe that the nucleation rate is enhanced
at high viscosities with respect to the diffusive behaviour. This effect might explain the large
discrepancy between the nuclation rates obtained by simulation and experiment that have been
reported in the literature so far.
University of Luxembourg: High Performance Computing - ULHPC
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/16543
10.1209/0295-5075/105/26001

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