TY - JOUR

T1 - The calculation of surface tension for simple liquids

AU - Berry, M. V.

AU - Durrans, R. F.

AU - Evans, R.

PY - 1972

Y1 - 1972

N2 - The authors calculate surface tension using the Kirkwood-Buff theory, assuming a smooth variation of density between liquid and vapour (in contrast to the Fowler theory, where the density changes abruptly), and approximating the radial distribution function by its liquid value throughout the transition zone. Comparison with experiment enables one to estimate the thickness of the interface, for which values in fair agreement with those given by other theories are obtained.

AB - The authors calculate surface tension using the Kirkwood-Buff theory, assuming a smooth variation of density between liquid and vapour (in contrast to the Fowler theory, where the density changes abruptly), and approximating the radial distribution function by its liquid value throughout the transition zone. Comparison with experiment enables one to estimate the thickness of the interface, for which values in fair agreement with those given by other theories are obtained.

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U2 - 10.1088/0305-4470/5/1/021

DO - 10.1088/0305-4470/5/1/021

M3 - Article (Academic Journal)

AN - SCOPUS:1542585474

VL - 5

SP - 166

EP - 170

JO - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General

JF - Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General

SN - 0305-4470

IS - 1

M1 - 021

ER -