State-of-the-art models for the phase diagram of carbon and diamond nucleation

@article{Ghiringhelli2008StateoftheartMF,
  title={State-of-the-art models for the phase diagram of carbon and diamond nucleation},
  author={Luca M. Ghiringhelli and Chantal Valeriani and Jan H. Los and Evert Jan Meijer and A Fasolino and Daan Frenkel},
  journal={Molecular Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={106},
  pages={2011 - 2038}
}
We review recent developments in the modelling of the phase diagram and the kinetics of crystallization of carbon. In particular, we show that a particular class of bond-order potentials (the so-called LCBOP models) account well for many of the known structural and thermodynamic properties of carbon at high pressures and temperatures. We discuss the LCBOP models in some detail. In addition, we briefly review the ‘history’ of experimental and theoretical studies of the phase behaviour of carbon… 
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