Fluid phase separation inside a static periodic field: an effectively two-dimensional critical phenomenon.

Abstract

When a fluid with a bulk liquid-vapor critical point is placed inside a static external field with spatial periodic oscillations in one direction, a new phase arises. This new phase-the so-called "zebra" phase-is characterized by an average density roughly between that of the liquid and vapor phases. The presence of the zebra phase gives rise to two new… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.3582903

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@article{Vink2011FluidPS, title={Fluid phase separation inside a static periodic field: an effectively two-dimensional critical phenomenon.}, author={Richard Vink and Tim Neuhaus and Hartmut L{\"o}wen}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2011}, volume={134 20}, pages={204907} }