Bulk phase behavior of binary hard platelet mixtures from density functional theory.

@article{Phillips2010BulkPB,
  title={Bulk phase behavior of binary hard platelet mixtures from density functional theory.},
  author={J. Phillips and Matthias Schmidt},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 4 Pt 1},
  pages={041401}
}
We investigate isotropic-isotropic, isotropic-nematic, and nematic-nematic phase coexistence in binary mixtures of circular platelets with vanishing thickness, continuous rotational degrees of freedom, and radial size ratios lambda up to 5. A fundamental measure density functional theory, previously used for the one-component model, is presented and results are compared against those from Onsager theory as a benchmark. For lambda<or=1.7 the system displays isotropic-nematic phase coexistence… CONTINUE READING

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