• Structures and autocorrelation functions of liquid Al and Mg modelled via Lennard-Jones potential from molecular dynamics simulation

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      Structure of liquids; viscosity of liquids; simple liquids

    • Abstract


      The structures and autocorrelation functions of Al and Mg in the liquid state are investigated through the pair distribution functiong(r), the diffusion coefficients as well as the shear viscosity via the Green-Kubo and Einstein relations. From the structure and the Enskog relation we determined the frequency of collisions of atoms in the first shell ofg(r) in the systems. We also discovered that the packing fraction of Lennard-Jones liquids should be approximately half the reduced density value. This approximation is accurate to within 99%. The temperature dependence of the pair distribution function and the atomic mean square displacement are investigated by performing simulations at various experimental temperatures and corresponding densities. The structures of the systems are affected by temperature via movements of atoms in the first minimum ofg(r).

      The Lennard-Jones model shows that density dependence of the shear viscosity is in agreement with what is expected of simple liquids in the range of investigated temperatures and densities. In the gas limit, the Stoke-Einstein relation =KBT/2πσ is grossly overestimated by Lennard-Jones model. This could not be attributed to deficiencies in the model, as other investigators using first principle method could not obtain the gas limit of the Stoke-Einstein relation.

    • Author Affiliations


      G A Adebayo1 O Akinlade2 L A Hussain3

      1. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
      2. Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
      3. Department of Physics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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