• Balram Rai

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    • Quantum corrections to thermodynamics of polar hard sphere fluids

      Balram Rai Nagendra Prasad Suresh K Sinha

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      The quantum corrections to the thermodynamic properties of polar hard sphere fluids and fluid mixtures are estimated taking into account the influence of dipole and quadrupole moments. Expressions are given for the second virial coefficient, free energy and pressure and results are given for different values ofμ* andϑ*. The first order quantum correction arises due to the translational contribution only. The quantum effect increases with density,μ* andϑ*. Numerical results are also estimated for binary mixtures of (i) hard spheres and dipole hard spheres and (ii) hard spheres and quadrupole hard spheres. The ‘excess’ free energy for dipole hard sphere binary mixture is also reported. It is found that the ‘excess’ quantum effect depends on the concentration and the particle diameter ratio and increases with increase ofμ* andϑ*.

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