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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 28, Number 10
BKCSDE 28(10)
October 20, 2007 

Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study for Transport Properties of Diatomic Liquids
Song Hi Lee
Diffusion, Shear viscosity, Thermal conductivity, Diatomic liquids, Molecular dynamics simulation
We present results for transport properties of diatomic fluids by isothermal-isobaric (NpT) equilibrium molecular dynamics (EMD) simulations using Green-Kubo and Einstein formulas. As the molecular elongation of diatomic molecules increases from the spherical monatomic molecule, the diffusion coefficient increases, indicating that longish shape molecules diffuse more than spherical molecules, and the rotational diffusion coefficients are almost the same in the statistical error since random rotation decreases. The calculated translational viscosity decreases with the molecular elongation of diatomic molecule within statistical error bar, while the rotational viscosity increases. The total thermal conductivity decreases as the molecular elongation increases. This result of thermal conductivity for diatomic molecules by EMD simulations is again inconsistent with the earlier results of those by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulations even though the missing terms related to rotational degree of freedom into the Green-Kubo and Einstein formulas with regard to the calculation of thermal conductivity for molecular fluids are included.
1697 - 1704
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