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Bulk viscosity of liquid noble gases

Chatwell, René Spencer; Vrabec, Jadran

An equation of state for the bulk viscosity of liquid noble gases is proposed. On the basis of dedicated equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations, a multi-mode relaxation ansatz is used to obtain precise bulk viscosity data over a wide range of liquid states. From this dataset, the equation of state emerges as a two-parametric power function with both parameters showing a conspicuous saturation behavior over temperature. After passing a temperature threshold, the bulk viscosity is found to vary significantly over density, a behavior that resembles the frequency response of a one pole low-pass filter. The proposed equation of state is in good agreement with available experimental sound attenuation data.
Published in: Journal of Chemical Physics, 10.1063/1.5142364, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in J. Chem. Phys. 152, 094503 (2020) and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5142364.

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