# Kihara potential

Revision as of 11:55, 22 January 2008 by Carl McBride (talk | contribs) (New page: {{Stub-general}} The '''Kihara potential''' was developed by Taro Kihara in 1951 (Ref. 1) and was inspired by the Lennard-Jones model. It is given by :<math>U(\rho)=U_0 \left[\frac{...)

The **Kihara potential** was developed by Taro Kihara in 1951 (Ref. 1) and was inspired by the Lennard-Jones model. It is given by

where *U* is the intermolecular pair potential, and is the intermolecular distance.

## References

- Taro Kihara "The Second Virial Coefficient of Non-Spherical Molecules", Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
**6**pp. 289-296 (1951) - T. Kihara "Convex molecules in gaseous and crystalline states", Advances in Chemical Physics
**5**pp. 147-188 (1963) - Carlos Vega and Santigo Lago "Improved perturbation theory of Kihara fluids", Chemical Physics Letters
**185**pp. 516-521 (1991) - Carlos Vega, Santiago Lago, Enrique De Miguel, and Luis F. Rull "Liquid-vapor equilibria of linear Kihara molecules", Journal of Physical Chemistry
**96**pp. 7431-7437 (1992) - L. G. MacDowell, B. Garzón, S. Calero, and S. Lago "Dynamical properties and transport coefficients of Kihara linear fluids", Journal of Chemical Physics
**106**pp. 4753- (1997) - A. Cuetos, B. Martínez-Haya, S. Lago and L. F. Rull "Liquid crystal behavior of the Kihara fluid", Physical Review E
**68**011704 (2003)