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Title
A two-component mixture of charged particles confined in a channel: melting
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Abstract
The melting of a binary system of charged particles confined in a quasi-one-dimensional parabolic channel is studied through Monte Carlo simulations. At zero temperature the particles are ordered in parallel chains. The melting is anisotropic and different melting temperatures are obtained according to the spatial direction, and the different kinds of particles present in the system. Melting is very different for the single-, two- and four-chain configurations. A temperature induced structural phase transition is found between two different four-chain ordered states which is absent in the mono-disperse system. In the mixed regime, where the two kinds of particles are only slightly different, melting is almost isotropic and a thermally induced homogeneous distribution of the distinct kinds of charges is observed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics : condensed matter. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0953-8984
Volume/pages
22:28(2010), p. 11
ISI
000279257300023
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 13.09.2010
Last edited 07.04.2017
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