Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 65 Issue 6 December 2005 pp 1085-1096
The static structure factors of liquid alkali metals have been modelled at temperatures close to their melting points and a few higher temperatures using the reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) method. The positions of 5000 atoms in a box, with full periodicity, were altered until the experimental diffraction data of the structure factor agrees with the associated model structure factor within the errors. The model generated is then analysed.
The position of the first peak of the pair distribution function g(