• Adhesion energy, surface traction and surface tension in liquid xenon

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      Molecular dynamics simulations; diffusion coefficient; viscosity; Lennard–Jones potential; xenon.

    • Abstract


      We calculated the adhesion energy, the surface traction and the surface energy of liquid xenon using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. The value of the adhesion energy for liquid xenon at a reduced density of 0.630 was found to be 0.591 J/m2 and the surface traction has a peak at $z = 3.32 Å$. It was observed that the attraction of the molecules in the liquid surface which produces a resistance to penetration decreases with temperature. This may be attributed to the greater average separation of molecules at higher temperature.

    • Author Affiliations


      B Mathew1 2 G A Adebayo1

      1. Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
      2. Department of Pure and Applied Physics, College of Pure and Applied Science, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, Nigeria
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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