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Title: On equivalence of high temperature series expansion and coupling parameter series expansion in thermodynamic perturbation theory of fluids

The coupling parameter series expansion and the high temperature series expansion in the thermodynamic perturbation theory of fluids are shown to be equivalent if the interaction potential is pairwise additive. As a consequence, for the class of fluids with the potential having a hardcore repulsion, if the hard-sphere fluid is chosen as reference system, the terms of coupling parameter series expansion for radial distribution function, direct correlation function, and Helmholtz free energy follow a scaling law with temperature. The scaling law is confirmed by application to square-well fluids.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Theoretical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253110
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; COUPLING; FLUIDS; FREE ENERGY; INTERACTIONS; PERTURBATION THEORY; SCALING LAWS; SERIES EXPANSION; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION