Nucleation of liquid bridges and bubbles in nanoscale capillaries

Aleksey Vishnyakov, Alexander V. Neimark

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A study was conducted on the processes of nucleation of liquid bridges and bubbles in a nanoscale cylindrical pore by using a combination of grand canonical, canonical ensemble, and gauge cell Monte Carlo (MC) simulation methods. As such, the pathways of vapor-liquid and liquid-vapor transitions were investigated and determined the nucleation mechanisms and the nucleation barriers. Simulations revealed the molecular structure of growing bridges and cavitating bubbles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9755-9764
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes


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