Statistical mechanical theories of freezing: Where do we stand?
Marc Baus and James F. Lutsko, "Statistical mechanical theories of freezing: Where do we stand?", Physica A, 176, 28 (1991) http://jimlutsko.github.io/files/Baus_1991.pdf
The basic advantages of the density functional theory over the other statistical mechanical theories of freezing are outlined. The feasibility of a density functional based calculation is illustrated m *.he case of the hard sphere freezing. The difficulties encountered in the extension of the.se results to continuous potentials are discussed and a possible solution is presented.