Phase diagram of anisotropic particles with octahedral symmetry

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Artists impression of an octahedral patchy particle

The phase diagram of anisotropic particles (also known as patchy particles) that have octahedral symmetry [1]. The octahedral symmetry is achieved via six attractive patches using the modulated patchy Lennard-Jones model.

Pressure-temperature plane[edit]

Phase diagram in the pressure-temperature plane

Key: fcc-o: face centred cubic (ordered), fcc-d:face centred cubic (disordered), bcc: body centred cubic and sc: simple cubic lattice.

Density-temperature plane[edit]

Phase diagram in the density-temperature plane

Key: as above.


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