Figure 1: Structure, phase behaviour and crystallization of fivefold symmetric biasing system. | Nature Communications

Figure 1: Structure, phase behaviour and crystallization of fivefold symmetric biasing system.

From: The role of fivefold symmetry in suppressing crystallization

Figure 1

(a) Number of pentagonal bipyramids (1551) as a function of the volume fraction, φ, and bias of the system. (b) Coexistence pressure as a function of applied bias, calculated using Gibbs-Duhem thermodynamic integration with δɛ as shown. (c) Proposed phase diagram. Filled squares are the phase boundaries for fluid-FCC coexistence calculated from Gibbs-Duhem integration. Direct simulation data are shown for fluids (circles), quasicrystal (triangles) and FCC (diamonds). (d) Crystallization times, , at different strengths of the applied bias are expressed in units of the relaxation time at the phase boundary. Crystallization times are shown as a function of chemical potential with respect to coexistence δμ in units of kBT. Lines are to guide the eye. The biasing strength in a,d is shown in the length in d.

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