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The complement: A solution to liquid drop finite size effects in phase transitions

Moretto, L G; Bugaev, K A; Elliott, J B; Ghetti, Roberta LU ; Helgesson, J and Phair, L (2005) In Physical Review Letters 94(20).
Abstract
The effects of the finite size of a liquid drop undergoing a phase transition are described in terms of the complement, the largest (but mesoscopic) drop representing the liquid in equilibrium with the vapor. Vapor cluster concentrations, pressure, and density from fixed mean density lattice gas (Ising) calculations are explained in terms of the complement generalization of Fisher's model. Accounting for this finite size effect is important for extracting the infinite nuclear matter phase diagram from experimental data.
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10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.202701
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  abstract     = {The effects of the finite size of a liquid drop undergoing a phase transition are described in terms of the complement, the largest (but mesoscopic) drop representing the liquid in equilibrium with the vapor. Vapor cluster concentrations, pressure, and density from fixed mean density lattice gas (Ising) calculations are explained in terms of the complement generalization of Fisher's model. Accounting for this finite size effect is important for extracting the infinite nuclear matter phase diagram from experimental data.},
  author       = {Moretto, L G and Bugaev, K A and Elliott, J B and Ghetti, Roberta and Helgesson, J and Phair, L},
  issn         = {1079-7114},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {20},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review Letters},
  title        = {The complement: A solution to liquid drop finite size effects in phase transitions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.202701},
  volume       = {94},
  year         = {2005},
}