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Main Title: The Divergence of the Viscosity of a Fluid of Hard Spheres as an Indicator for the Fluid-Solid Phase Transition
Author(s): Koo, Hyearn-Maw
Hess, Siegfried
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Solution of the Kirkwood-Smoluchowski equation for a hard sphere fluid yields an expression for the viscosity which shows a dramatic pretransitional increase and a divergence at a number density close to that one observed in computer simulations and in colloidal dispersions. The value for the transition density stems from a boundary condition at the surface of the hard sphere in the configurational relative pair-space and makes use of the density dependence of the pair-correlation function and of its derivative at the point of contact.
Issue Date: 1987
Date Available: 2-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Subject(s): divergence
fluid-solid phase transition
Journal Title: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publisher Place: Berlin
Volume: 42
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1515/zna-1987-0303
Page Start: 231
Page End: 235
EISSN: 1865-7109
ISSN: 0932-0784
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