Eduardo Sanz

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Motivated by old experiments on colloidal suspensions, we report molecular dynamics simulations of assemblies of hard spheres, addressing crystallization and glass formation. The simulations cover wide ranges of polydispersity s (standard deviation of the particle size distribution divided by its mean) and particle concentration. No crystallization is(More)
We report a numerical simulation of the rate of crystal nucleation of sodium chloride from its melt at moderate supercooling. In this regime nucleation is too slow to be studied with "brute force" molecular-dynamics simulations. The melting temperature of ("Tosi Fumi") NaCl is approximately 1060 K. We studied crystal nucleation at T = 800 and 825 K. We(More)
The conventional view of freezing holds that nuclei of the crystal phase form in the metastable fluid through purely stochastic thermal density fluctuations. The possibility of a change in the character of the fluctuations as the freezing point is traversed is beyond the scope of this perspective. Here we show that this perspective may be incomplete by(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous hematological malignancy whose incidence is growing in developed countries. In the relapse setting, very limited therapeutic options are available and in most cases only palliative care can be offered to patients. The effect of a composite formulation that contains several antioxidants, Ocoxin Oral solution(More)
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) method of embryo grad- ing is unique, simple, and widely practiced, and its use has been mandatory for SART membership programs since 2010. Developed by SART in 2006, the current embryo grading system categories, "good, fair, and poor," are limited because they do not describe the best 1-2 embryos in(More)
The role of cubic ice, ice Ic, in the nucleation of ice from supercooled water has been widely debated in the past decade. Computer simulations can provide insightful information about the mechanism of ice nucleation at a molecular scale. In this work, we use molecular dynamics to study the competition between ice Ic and hexagonal ice, ice Ih, in the(More)
The aim of this work is to evaluate nucleation free-energy barriers using molecular dynamics (MD). More specifically, we use a combination of Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) and an Umbrella Sampling scheme, and compute the crystallisation barrier of NaCl from its melt. Firstly the convergence and performance of HMC for different time-steps and the number of MD(More)
Computer simulations of liquid phases require an initial configuration from which to begin. The preparation of such an initial configuration or 'snapshot' often involves the melting of a solid phase. This melting is usually undertaken by heating the system at low pressure, followed by a lengthy re-compression and cooling once the melt has formed. This note(More)
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