Monte Carlo Study of the Isotropic-Nematic Interface in Suspensions of Spherocylinders

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-32640-3_21 In book: Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics XVIII, pp.145-158


The isotropic to nematic transition in suspensions of anisotropic colloids is studied by means of grand canonical Monte Carlo
simulation. From measurements of the grand canonical probability distribution of the particle density, the coexistence densities
of the isotropic and the nematic phase are determined, as well as the interfacial tension.