Thermal conductivity, shear viscosity and specific heat of rigid water models

YJ Mao and YW Zhang, CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 542, 37-41 (2012).

DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.05.044

The thermal conductivity and shear viscosity of water are evaluated for eight rigid water models with reverse non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (RNEMD). Specific heats under constant volume and constant pressure are calculated within NVT and NPT ensembles. The five-site models (TIP5P and TIP5P-Ew) can predict thermal conductivity more accurately than other rigid water models. It appears that TIP5P-Ew is the best potential to predict the trend of the thermal conductivity. Both five-site models can accurately predict shear viscosity values as well as its trends along with temperature. Three-site model (TIP3P) has better performance in calculating specific heats. (C) 2012 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.

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