Vapor-liquid coexistence of the Stockmayer fluid in nonuniform external fields

Sela Samin, Yoav Tsori, Christian Holm

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We investigate the structure and phase behavior of the Stockmayer fluid in the presence of nonuniform electric fields using molecular simulation. We find that an initially homogeneous vapor phase undergoes a local phase separation in a nonuniform field due to the combined effect of the field gradient and the fluid vapor-liquid equilibrium. This results in a high-density fluid condensing in the strong field region. The system polarization exhibits a strong field dependence due to the fluid condensation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052128
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
StatePublished - 22 May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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