Theory of inhomogeneous fluids

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A theory of nonuniform liquids is presented which is based on the Yvon-Born-Green equation for the one-particle density and the Ornstein-Zernike equation of an inhomogeneous system. The necessary closure is effected by exploiting the solution of a modified hypernetted-chain equation and making a local approximation on the (highly universal) bridge function. The theory is successfully applied to model problems that have also been studied by direct-simulation methods. A brief generalization to quantum liquids is also given.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-571
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1981
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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