The structure and the dynamics of the gas-liquid phase interface of the three-dimensional Lennard-Jones (12-6) particle system are studied using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulation. Heat flux maintains the system into a gas-liquid coexisting state with a steady interface. In the steady state, the interface shows an asymmetric structure and this is well described by a free energy density model with an asymmetric double-well form. When the system approaches to the steady state, a gas of the temperature profile appears between each phase and the gap value is relaxed to that in the steady state following 1/√t for large t. It is observed that heat resistance exists in gas-liquid interface in this scale.
- Heat conduction
- Phase interface
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics