The Tolman length: Is it positive or negative?

Yi An Lei, Tikhon Bykov, Soohaeng Yoo, Xiao Cheng Zeng

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Abstract

By means of a large-scale molecular dynamics simulation, we show that the Tolman length, although positive, is much smaller in magnitude than previously reported. We found that the range of interparticle interaction can significantly affect the magnitude of the Tolman length. When the range of interaction is longer than five molecular diameters, the Tolman length is on the order of a few hundredths of the molecular diameter, rather than a few tenths known previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15346-15347
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2005

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The Tolman length : Is it positive or negative? / Lei, Yi An; Bykov, Tikhon; Yoo, Soohaeng; Zeng, Xiao Cheng.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 127, No. 44, 09.11.2005, p. 15346-15347.

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Lei, Yi An ; Bykov, Tikhon ; Yoo, Soohaeng ; Zeng, Xiao Cheng. / The Tolman length : Is it positive or negative?. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2005 ; Vol. 127, No. 44. pp. 15346-15347.
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