Phase separation in mixtures of Yukawa and charged Yukawa particles from Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo simulations and the mean spherical approximation

Tamás Kristóf, Dezso Boda, Douglas Henderson

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Abstract

The phase equilibrium of mixtures of Yukawa and charged Yukawa particles was analyzed using Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo (GEMC) simulation and the mean spherical approximation (MSA). A coupling constant was used to compare the strength of the Coulomb energy with Yukawa attraction. It was shown that for low coupling constants a classical vapor-liquid phase separation appears with a good agreement between GEMC and the MSA. The results show that for high coupling constant, a phase separation between a salt poor and a salt rich phase occurs that resembles the phase equilibrium behavior of the solvent primitive model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2846-2850
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume120
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 8 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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