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- Thermodynamic properties in the molecular dynamics ensemble applied to the Gaussian core model fluid
- Mausbach, Peter; Sadus, Richard J.
- The thermodynamic properties of pressure, energy, isothermal pressure coefficient, thermal expansion coefficient, isothermal and adiabatic compressibilities, isobaric and isochoric heat capacities, Joule-Thomson coefficient, and speed of sound are considered in a classical molecular dynamics ensemble. These properties were obtained using the treatment of Lustig [J. Chem. Phys. 100, 3048 (1994)] and Meier and Kabelac [J. Chem. Phys. 124, 064104 (2006)], whereby thermodynamic state variables are expressible in terms of phase-space functions determined directly from molecular dynamics simulations. The complete thermodynamic information about an equilibrium system can be obtained from this general formalism. We apply this method to the Gaussian core model fluid because the complex phase behavior of this simple model provides a severe test for this treatment. Waterlike and other anomalies are observed for some of the thermodynamic properties of the Gaussian core model fluid.
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- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Molecular Simulation
- Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 134, no. 11 (Mar 2011), paper no. 114515
- Publication year
- American Institute of Physics
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