Perturbation theory for solid-liquid interfacial free energies

TitlePerturbation theory for solid-liquid interfacial free energies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWarshavsky VB, Song XY
Journal TitleJournal of Physics-Condensed Matter
Date Published09/15
ISBN Number0953-8984
Accession NumberISI:000281422500014
Keywordsclassical solids, crystal-melt interfaces, density-functional theory, embedded-atom method, fluid, fundamental measure-theory, metals, point, surface-tension, vapor

A perturbation theory is developed to calculate solid-liquid interfacial free energies, including anisotropy. The method is applied to systems with inverse-power and Lennard-Jones pair potentials as well as to metal systems with embedded-atom model potentials. The results are in reasonable agreement with the corresponding ones obtained from molecular dynamics simulations.

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