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Title: Molecular simulation of fluids with non-identical intermolecular potentials: Thermodynamic properties of 10-5 + 12-6 Mie potential binary mixtures

General methods for combining interactions between particles characterised by non-identical intermolecular potentials are investigated. The combination methods are tested by performing molecular dynamics simulations to determine the pressure, energy, isochoric and isobaric heat capacities, thermal expansion coefficient, isothermal compressibility, Joule-Thomson coefficient, and speed of sound of 10-5 + 12-6 Mie potential binary mixtures. In addition to the two non-identical Mie potentials, mixtures are also studied with non-identical intermolecular parameters. The combination methods are compared with results obtained by simply averaging the Mie exponents. When either the energy or size parameters are non-identical, very significant differences emerge in the thermodynamic properties predicted by the alternative combination methods. The isobaric heat capacity is the thermodynamic property that is most affected by the relative magnitude of the intermolecular potential parameters and the method for combining non-identical potentials. Either the arithmetic or geometric combination of potentials provides a simple and effective way of performing simulations involving mixtures of components characterised by non-identical intermolecular potentials, which is independent of their functional form.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Technische Fakultät, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Martensstraße 5a, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)
  2. Centre for Molecular Simulation, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218 Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22416187
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; BINARY MIXTURES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPRESSIBILITY; FLUIDS; INTERMOLECULAR FORCES; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; PARTICLES; POTENTIALS; SOUND WAVES; SPECIFIC HEAT; THERMAL EXPANSION; VELOCITY