Molecular simulation of evaporation and condensation

M. Matsumoto, K. Yasuoka, Y. Kataoka

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Molecular mechanisms of evaporation and condensation at free liquid surfaces under the vapor-liquid equilibrium are investigated with molecular dynamics computer simulations for argon and methanol. Vapor molecules colliding with the surface are in the condition of almost complete capture for both fluids, but molecular exchanges strongly affect the evaporation-condensation rate in the case of methanol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-439
Number of pages9
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


  • computer simulation
  • condensation
  • condensation coefficient
  • evaporation
  • theory
  • vapor-liquid equilibria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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