Volume 94, Number 3, May 2011
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||28 April 2011|
Transport phenomena in fluids: Finite-size scaling for critical behavior
Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064, India
Accepted: 29 March 2011
Results for transport properties, in conjunction with phase behavior and thermodynamics, are presented to understand the critical behavior of a binary Lennard-Jones fluid, on the basis of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations. Evidence for much stronger finite-size effects in dynamics compared to statics has been demonstrated. Results for bulk viscosity are the first in the literature where the critical divergence is quantified via a novel application of finite-size scaling. Our results are in accordance with the theoretical predictions of mode-coupling and dynamic renormalization group calculations.
PACS: 64.60.Ht – Dynamic critical phenomena / 64.70.Ja – Liquid-liquid transitions
© EPLA, 2011
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