Phase Diagram



This is the phase diagram of the AO potential.  Temperature is plotted along the y-axis and the volume fraction of the polymer is plotted along the x-axis.  There are three different plots showing short, medium and long range interactions with the AO potential.  My project deals exclusively with short range interactions.  As you can see in the graph, this means that there is the gas phase and a crystal phase as well as a small area where the two coexist.  Notice that the phase only depends on the volume fraction.  My project consists of taking crystals formed with one volume fraction and observing the sublimation when they are moved to a smaller volume fraction.




Phase Diagram

Sublimation in 2D

Sublimation in 3D

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