The application of density-functional methods from statistical mechanics to the nucleation of crystals from the melt is described. Simple fluids such as metals, with sizes comparable with the range… (More)

The growth of a crystal into an undercooled liquid is studied within a phase field model. In contrast to the usual Landau-Ginzburg approach, the free energy as a function of the order parameter is… (More)

Density functional theory is applied to the study of crystal nucleation in the presence of a metastable critical point. A phenomenological model for fluids with short range interactions is developed… (More)

Density functional theory is used to study pore formation in bilayer membranes in amphiphile solutions. The theory is applied to an interaction site model of surfactant molecules composed of two… (More)

Over the past decade, new theoretical and experimental techniques have greatly advanced our understanding of the transition between liquid and crystalline phases. Theoretical methods have been… (More)

The density functional approach to nucleation is extended to the study of the condensation of associating fluids. We use Wertheim theory for associating liquids in a system of spherical interacting… (More)

We extend the density functional approach to the statistical mechanics of inhomogeneous fluids to calculate the rate of heterogeneous nucleation of the gas-to-liquid transition by a planar solid… (More)

We have developed a simple o†-lattice density functional theory and applied it to ternary waterÈoilÈamphiphile mixtures. Our approach is based on mean Ðeld free energy functionals calculated from… (More)

Density functional theory is applied to the study of gas-to-liquid nucleation in binary and ternary mixtures with one amphiphilic component. The theory allows the evaluation of density profiles and… (More)