Free energy techniques for the computer simulation of surface tension with applications to curved surfaces

by Michael Moody

Institution: University of South Australia
Degree: PhD
Year: 2002
Keywords: Information Systems Development Methodologies; Conceptual Modelling; Critical phenomena (Physics); Thermodynamics; Monte Carlo method; energy techniques curved surfaces computer simulation surface tension
Record ID: 1032114
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Free energy techniques provide the basis for an analysis of aspects of the liquid-vapour interface undertaken in this study. The main focus of this work is an extensive theoretical investigation into properties of the surface tension, including curvature dependence and supersaturation effects, using Monte Carlo computer simulation techniques.