# Kihara potential

The **Kihara potential**, developed by Taro Kihara
^{[1]}
in 1951, is a non-spherical generalisation of the Lennard-Jones model. It is given by

where is the intermolecular pair potential, and is the shortest distance between molecule cores.

## Oblate core

^{[2]}.

## References

- ↑ Taro Kihara "The Second Virial Coefficient of Non-Spherical Molecules", Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
**6**pp. 289-296 (1951) - ↑ Francisco Gámez, Santiago Lago, Benito Garzón, Patrick J. Merkling and Carlos Vega "Vapour-liquid equilibrium of fluids composed by oblate molecules", Molecular Physics
**106**pp. 1331-1339 (2008)

**Related material**

- Taro Kihara "Virial Coefficients and Models of Molecules in Gases", Reviews of Modern Physics
**25**pp. 831-843 (1953) - Taro Kihara "Convex molecules in gaseous and crystalline states", Advances in Chemical Physics
**5**pp. 147-188 (1963) - Carlos Vega and Daan Frenkel "Monte Carlo study of rod-like molecules: A test of perturbation theory for the Kihara model", Molecular Physics
**67**pp. 633-650 (1989) - 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)