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Title: Fluids confined in wedges and by edges: From cluster integrals to thermodynamic properties referred to different regions

Recently, new insights into the relation between the geometry of the vessel that confines a fluid and its thermodynamic properties were traced through the study of cluster integrals for inhomogeneous fluids. In this work, I analyze the thermodynamic properties of fluids confined in wedges or by edges, emphasizing on the question of the region to which these properties refer. In this context, the relations between the line-thermodynamic properties referred to different regions are derived as analytic functions of the dihedral angle α, for 0 < α < 2π, which enables a unified approach to both edges and wedges. As a simple application of these results, I analyze the properties of the confined gas in the low-density regime. Finally, using recent analytic results for the second cluster integral of the confined hard sphere fluid, the low density behavior of the line thermodynamic properties is analytically studied up to order two in the density for 0 < α < 2π and by adopting different reference regions.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Centro Atómico Constituyentes, CNEA-CONICET, Av.Gral. Paz 1499, 1650 Pcia. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490856
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 142; Journal Issue: 24; 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; ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS; DENSITY; FLUIDS; INTEGRALS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES