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Dynamical density functional theory for dense atomic liquids

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posted on 03.10.2014, 09:19 authored by Andrew ArcherAndrew Archer
Starting from Newton's equations of motion, we derive a dynamical density functional theory (DDFT) applicable to atomic liquids. The theory has the feature that it requires as input the Helmholtz free energy functional from equilibrium density functional theory. This means that, given a reliable equilibrium free energy functional, the correct equilibrium fluid density profile is guaranteed. We show that when the isothermal compressibility is small, the DDFT generates the correct value for the speed of sound in a dense liquid. We also interpret the theory as a dynamical equation for a coarse grained fluid density and show that the theory can be used (making further approximations) to derive the standard mode coupling theory that is used to describe the glass transition. The present theory should provide a useful starting point for describing the dynamics of inhomogeneous atomic fluids.

Funding

EPSRC grant number GR/S28631/01

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School

  • Science

Department

  • Mathematical Sciences

Published in

Journal of Physics Condensed Matter

Volume

18

Issue

24

Pages

5617 - 5628

Citation

ARCHER, A.J., 2006. Dynamical density functional theory for dense atomic liquids. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 18 (24), pp. 5617 - 5628.

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© IOP Publishing Ltd

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2006

Notes

This article was published in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter [© IOP Publishing Ltd] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/18/24/004

ISSN

0953-8984

eISSN

1361-648X

Language

en

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