Hard-sphere and hard-disk freezing from the differential formulation of the generalized effective liquid approximation

C. F. Tejero, J. A. Cuesta
1993 Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics  
We apply the differential formulation of the generalized effective liquid approximation to the study of hard-sphere and hard-disk freezing. We show that the thermodynamic properties of the solid phase are rather insensitive to the compressibility factor of the Quid phase used to map the solid onto the effective liquid. The solid-Quid coexistence data instead are quite dependent on the equation of state describing the Quid phase. Very accurate results, as compared with the simulation data, are
more » ... ulation data, are obtained for both the freezing of hard spheres and hard disks. PACS number(s): 64.70.Dv, 64.10.+ h
doi:10.1103/physreve.47.490 pmid:9960025 fatcat:klt7bylljffdhi2duucxk2je5i