Modified Parsons-Lee theory for fluids of linear fused hard sphere chains

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Abstract

The Parsons-Lee theory has been modified to study the liquid-crystalline phase behaviour of the linear fused hard sphere chain fluids. The modification of the Parsons-Lee theory is based on the application of the so-called effective molecular volume instead of the real molecular volume. This alteration does not mean any change for the Parsons-Lee treatment of the hard convex bodies but does for the non-convex ones. The results of the modified Parsons-Lee theory show very good agreement with simulations not only for the location of the isotropic-nematic phase transition but for the equation of state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-698
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Physics
Volume98
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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