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Phase transitions of a lattice-model for patchy particles with tetrahedral symmetry

N.G. Almarza, and E.G. Noya

Abstract

We present a simple lattice model which gives account of the low temperature phase equilibria of patchy particles with tetrahedral symmetry. Using such a model the phase diagram was computed as a function of the model parameters by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Depending on the details of the particle interactions a low-density ordered phase with diamond structure can appear
as thermodynamically stable phase.