Calculating the thermodynamic properties of planar and spherical liquid-vapour interface

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Abstract

We present results of calculations of the equilibrium density profile and related surface properties for liquid-vapour interface of simple fluids. The interface has been considered to be (i) planar and (ii) spherical, with some attention paid to the stability of small liquid droplets. These calculations are based on density functional theory, in particular the gradient approximation, in conjunction with the simplified random phase approximation Bhatia-Young model for the bulk liquid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6965-6976
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume6
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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