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- Nonlocal viscosity kernel of mixtures
- Smith, Ben; Hansen, J. S.; Todd, B. D.
- In this Brief Report we investigate the multiscale hydrodynamical response of a liquid as a function of mixture composition. This is done via a series of molecular dynamics simulations in which the wave-vector-dependent viscosity kernel is computed for three mixtures, each with 7-15 different compositions. We observe that the viscosity kernel is dependent on composition for simple atomic mixtures for all the wave vectors studied here; however, for a molecular mixture the kernel is independent of composition for large wave vectors. The deviation from ideal mixing is also studied. Here it is shown that the Lorentz-Berthelot interaction rule follows ideal mixing surprisingly well for a large range of wave vectors, whereas for both the Kob-Andersen and molecular mixtures large deviations are found. Furthermore, for the molecular system the deviation is wave-vector dependent such that there exists a characteristic correlation length scale at which the ideal mixing goes from underestimating to overestimating the viscosity.
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- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Physical Review E, Vol. 85, no. 2 (Feb 2012), article no. 022201
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- FOR Code(s)
- 01 Mathematical Sciences; 02 Physical Sciences; 09 Engineering
- Ideal mixing; Liquids; Molecular dynamics; Viscosity kernels
- American Physical Society
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- Copyright © 2012 American Physical Society. The published version is reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher.
- Additional information
- The authors acknowledge support from the Lundbeckfonden (Grant No. R49-A5634).
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