The phase coexistence method to obtain surface free energies and nucleation barriers: a brief review

  title={The phase coexistence method to obtain surface free energies and nucleation barriers: a brief review},
  author={Peter Ko{\ss} and Antonia Statt and Peter Virnau and Kurt Binder},
  journal={Molecular Physics},
  pages={2977 - 2986}
ABSTRACT A recently developed method where one analyses the finite size effects associated with liquid–solid phase equilibria including vapour–crystal coexistence is briefly reviewed. It is shown that the estimation of the chemical potential of the vapour surrounding the crystal as function of the crystal volume yields information on the bulk coexistence conditions, when an extrapolation to the thermodynamic limit is performed. Estimating the pressure of the fluid surrounding the crystal… 
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