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Title
Reentrant melting of a classical two-dimensional binary cluster
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Abstract
A system of classical charged particles interacting through a dipole repulsive potential, which are confined in a two-dimensional hardwall trap, is studied. The cluster consists of 16 particles, together with 4 defect particles. The technique of Brownian dynamics is used to simulate experimental binary colloidal systems [1]. The melting properties and the reentrant behavior of the system, which was studied before for clusters of identical particles [2], are studied for the binary mixture. The defect particles, which have a smaller charge than the other particles, stabilize the cluster, melt at a higher value of the coupling parameter F as compared to the other particles and have a strong influence on the melting properties of the other particles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
AIP conference proceedings / American Institute of Physics. - New York
Publication
New York : 2005
ISSN
0094-243X
Volume/pages
799(2005), p. 347-350
ISI
000234508900070
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 07.11.2017
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