# Negative thermal expansion in single-component systems with isotropic interactions.

@article{Rechtsman2007NegativeTE, title={Negative thermal expansion in single-component systems with isotropic interactions.}, author={Mikael C. Rechtsman and Frank H. Stillinger and Salvatore Torquato}, journal={The journal of physical chemistry. A}, year={2007}, volume={111 49}, pages={ 12816-21 } }

We have devised an isotropic interaction potential that gives rise to negative thermal expansion (NTE) behavior in equilibrium many-particle systems in both two and three dimensions over a wide temperature and pressure range (including zero pressure). An optimization procedure is used in order to find a potential that yields a strong NTE effect. A key feature of the potential that gives rise to this behavior is the softened interior of its basin of attraction. Although such anomalous behavior…

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