Vapor-liquid equilibria of silicon by the Gibbs ensemble simulation

N. Honda, Y. Nagasaka

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Vapor-liquid equilibrium simulations of silicon were performed using the Stillinger-Weber potential with the Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo method (GEMC). In the low temperature region, from about 3000 to 3500 K, our calculations show the stability of phases and good agreement with several experimental results. On the whole, there is little dependence on the size of the system except near the estimated critical point of silicon: Tc = 7500 ± 500 K and ρc = 750 ± 100 kg·m-3 as determined by the law of rectilinear diameter. Above 3500 K, vapor-liquid coexistence properties which have not been obtained by experiment are derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-846
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1997 13th Symposium Thermophysical Properties in Honor of Ared Cezairliyan - Boulder, CO, USA
Duration: 1997 Jun 221997 Jun 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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