Accession Number : AD0633050

Title :   ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PAIR POTENTIALS AND DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METALLURGY

Personal Author(s) : Strong,S. L. ; Kaplow,Roy

Report Date : 06 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : It is demonstrated that the relationship between pair potentials and distribution functions is experimentally ambiguous for dense fluids. Calculations in the Percus-Yevic approximation show that qualitatively different potentials can be chosen which predict pair distributions which are virtually indistinguishable, and vice-versa. In addition, if the nearest neighbor interaction is predominant, it appears that the assumption of symmetric interactions may not be valid in liquids such as mercury and tin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID METALS, *POTENTIAL THEORY), (*ATOMIC PROPERTIES, LIQUID METALS), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, MERCURY, TIN

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE