Kinetics from free-energy landscapes - how to turn phase diagrams into kinetic maps

Wilson Poon, F Renth, R M L Evans

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Abstract

We show how the free-energy landscape of a system, normally used only for calculating its equilibrium phase diagram, can be used to predict the kinetic pathways that are permitted in the course of phase separation. Applications to one particular soft condensed matter system, a colloid-polymer mixture, are briefly described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A269-A274
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume12
Issue number8A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2000

Keywords

  • BEHAVIOR

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