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A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of the Self-Diffusion Coefficient and Viscosity of the Lennard-Jones Fluid

Published

Author(s)

K Meier, Arno R. Laesecke, Stephan Kabelac

Abstract

Self-diffusion coefficients and viscosities for the Lennard-Jones fluid were obtained from extensive equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations using the Einstein plot method. Over 300 simulated state points cover the entire fluid region from the low-density gas to the compressed liquid close to the melting line in the temperature range T* = Tk/ξ = 0.7 to 6.0. The translational-translational, translational-configurational, and configurational-configurational contributions to the viscosity are resolved over this broad range of fluid states, thus providing coherent insight into the nature of this transport property. The uncertainties of the simulation data are conservatively estimated to be 0.5% for selfdiffusion coefficients and 2% for viscosities in the liquid region, increasing to 15% at low-density gaseous states.
Citation
International Journal of Thermophysics
Volume
22
Issue
No. 1

Keywords

Einstein relation, equilibrium molecular dynamics, Lennard-Jones fluid, self-diffusion coefficient, transport properties viscosity, viscosity contributions

Citation

Meier, K. , Laesecke, A. and Kabelac, S. (2001), A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of the Self-Diffusion Coefficient and Viscosity of the Lennard-Jones Fluid, International Journal of Thermophysics, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=831759 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created January 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017