Barry C. Husowitz

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Density functional theory is used to explore the solvation properties of a spherical solute immersed in a supercritical diatomic fluid. The solute is modeled as a hard core Yukawa particle surrounded by a diatomic Lennard-Jones fluid represented by two fused tangent spheres using an interaction site approximation. The authors' approach is particularly(More)
We use a local density functional theory in the square gradient approximation to explore the properties of critical nuclei for the liquid-vapor transition of van der Waals fluids in cylindrical capillaries. The proposed model allows us to investigate the effect of pore size, surface field, and supersaturation on the behavior of the system. Our calculations(More)
The authors use density functional theory in a square gradient approximation to investigate capillary condensation and evaporation in cylindrical channels of finite lengths. The model allows them to systematically explore the effect of the pore's length, width, and surface fields on the location of the transition between "empty" (vapor-filled) and "full"(More)
We apply methods of density-functional theory in statistical mechanics to study the properties of droplets and bubbles formed on a single cylindrical plate or between two such disks immersed in a metastable fluid. Our approach allows us to analyze the properties of different types of aggregates and investigate the effect of disk size, disk separation, and(More)
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