Effects of dispersion forces on the structure and thermodynamics of fluid krypton

N Jakse and JM Bomont and I Charpentier and JL Bretonnet, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 62, 3671-3678 (2000).

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.62.3671

Semianalytical and numerical calculations are performed to predict the structural and thermodynamic properties of low-density Kr fluid. Assuming that the interatomic forces can be modelled by a pairwise potential plus the three-body Axilrod-Teller potential, two different routes are explored. The first one is based on the hybridized mean spherical approximation integral equation of the theory of liquids and the second one uses large-scale molecular dynamics (MD). Algorithms for MD simulation are constructed on parallel machines to reduce the amount of computer time induced by the calculations of the three-body forces and the pair-correlation function. Our results obtained with the two methods mentioned above are in quite good agreement with the recent small-angle neutron-scattering experiments Formisano et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 221 (1997); Benmore et al., J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 11, 3091 (1999). Moreover, the reliability of the asymptotic form of the integral equation is assessed for the specific case of dispersion forces including the three-body contributions, by an analysis at low wave vector and low density. It is seen that the effects of the Axilrod- Teller triple-dipole potential cannot be ignored to describe the structure and the thermodynamic properties of fluid krypton even at low density.

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