Variation along liquid isomorphs of the driving force for crystallization

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We investigate the variation of the driving force for crystallization of a supercooled liquid along isomorphs, curves along which structure and dynamics are invariant. The variation is weak, and can be predicted accurately for the Lennard-Jones fluid using a recently developed formalism and data at a reference temperature. More general analysis allows interpretation of experimental data for molecular liquids such as dimethyl phthalate and indomethacin, and suggests that the isomorph scaling exponent γ in these cases is an increasing function of density, although this cannot be seen in measurements of viscosity or relaxation time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number22
JournalSciPost Physics
Issue number3
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017

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