Malgorzata Sliwinska-Bartkowiak

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We report both experimental measurements and molecular simulations of the melting and freezing behavior of simple fluids in porous media. The experimental studies are for carbon tetrachloride and nitrobenzene in controlled pore glass (CPG) and Vycor. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used to determine the melting point in the porous materials for(More)
Using molecular simulations and free energy calculations based on Landau theory, we show that freezing/melting behavior of fluids of small molecules in pores of simple geometry can be understood in terms of two main parameters: the pore width H* ͑expressed as a multiple of the diameter of the fluid molecule͒ and a parameter ␣ that measures the ratio of the(More)
We report experimental measurements of the melting and freezing behavior of fluids in nano-porous media. The experimental studies are for nitrobenzene in the silica based pores of controlled pore glass (CPG), Vycor and MCM-41. Dielectric relaxation spectroscopy was used to determine melting points and the orientational relaxation times of the nitrobenzene(More)
Molecular simulations for simple fluids in narrow slit-shaped carbon pores exhibit crystal-hexatic and hexatic-liquid transitions that are consistent with Kosterlitz-Thouless-Halperin-Nelson-Young theory. The temperature range over which the hexatic phase is stable is dramatically widened under confinement. Remarkably, the transitions, which are continuous(More)
We report a simulation study of the system m-nitrotoluene–n-decane, showing an apparent critical point, which lies in their metastable, experimentally inaccessible state, below their melting point, affecting physical and chemical properties of this systems in the stable liquid phase. The presence of the apparent critical point in this mixture has been(More)
We report molecular simulation and experimental results for simple fluids adsorbed in activated carbon fibers (ACF), where the adsorbed phase consists of either one or two molecular layers. Our molecular simulations involve smooth pore-walls for large system sizes and a systematic system size-scaling analysis. We provide calculations of the Ginzburg(More)
The capability of a phthalocyanine-based voltammetric electronic tongue to analyze strong alcoholic beverages has been evaluated and compared with the performance of spectroscopic techniques coupled to chemometrics. Nalewka Polish liqueurs prepared from five apple varieties have been used as a model of strong liqueurs. Principal Component Analysis has(More)
We report an experimental and simulation study of binary mixtures of o-and m-nitrotoluene with decane and hexadecane. Mixtures of o-nitrotoluene with alkanes form a classical critical mixtures, but m-nitrotoluene / n – alkane mixtures show an apparent critical point, which lies in a metastable, experimentally inaccessible state, below the melting point,(More)
We report molecular simulation studies of the freezing behavior of fluids in nano-porous media. The effect of confinement is to induce spatial constraints as well as energetic heterogeneity on the confined fluid, thereby altering the bulk phase behavior drastically. We consider the effect of the fluid-wall interaction energy on the shift of the freezing(More)
Monte Carlo simulations combined with the parallel tempering technique are used to study the freezing of Ar, CH(4), and their mixtures in a slit graphite nanopore. For all systems, the solid/liquid coexistence line is located at higher temperature than that for the bulk phase, as expected for fluids for which the wall/fluid interaction is stronger than the(More)