Bagchi, Biman
(1987)
*On the behaviour of small cluster near the spinodal decomposition.*
In: Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences: Chemical Sciences, 99
(4).
pp. 243-252.

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## Abstract

The canonical average of the Boltzmann factor of the interaction potential, as measured by a test particle, is shown to be equal to the inverse of the fraction of the average number $(\={m}_1)$ of 1-particle Mayer clusters. The potential distribution theory is used to derive zn analytic expression for a mean number of small clusters $(\={m}_n, 1 \le n < N$, in an N-particle system) in the mean-field expression. Near the spinodal density, the average number of small clusters undergo a sharp change. Computation of pressure shows that only the first four clusters produce surprisingly good agreement with known pressure even beyond the spinodal density.

Item Type: | Journal Article |
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Additional Information: | Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences |

Keywords: | Behaviour of small clusters;spinodal decomposition;interaction potential;Mayer clusters;spinodal density;mean-field theory |

Department/Centre: | Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit |

Date Deposited: | 02 Apr 2008 |

Last Modified: | 22 Oct 2010 09:05 |

URI: | http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/13595 |

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