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Title: Knudsen heat capacity

We present a “Knudsen heat capacity” as a more appropriate and useful fluid property in micro/nanoscale gas systems than the constant pressure heat capacity. At these scales, different fluid processes come to the fore that are not normally observed at the macroscale. For thermodynamic analyses that include these Knudsen processes, using the Knudsen heat capacity can be more effective and physical. We calculate this heat capacity theoretically for non-ideal monatomic and diatomic gases, in particular, helium, nitrogen, and hydrogen. The quantum modification for para and ortho hydrogen is also considered. We numerically model the Knudsen heat capacity using molecular dynamics simulations for the considered gases, and compare these results with the theoretical ones.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Energy, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul 34469 (Turkey)
  2. School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22256998
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Fluids (1994); Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 5; 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; HELIUM; HYDROGEN; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; NANOSTRUCTURES; NITROGEN; SIMULATION; SPECIFIC HEAT