# Difference between revisions of "Mayer f-function"

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− | + | The '''Mayer ''f''-function''', or ''f-bond'' is defined as: | |

− | :<math>f_{ | + | :<math>f_{12}=f(r_{12})= \exp\left(-\frac{\Phi_{12}(r)}{k_BT}\right) -1 </math> |

where | where | ||

− | * <math>k_B</math> is the [[Boltzmann constant]] | + | * <math>k_B</math> is the [[Boltzmann constant]]. |

− | * <math>T</math> is the temperature | + | * <math>T</math> is the [[temperature]]. |

− | * <math> | + | * <math>\Phi_{12}(r)</math> is the [[intermolecular pair potential]]. |

+ | Diagrammatically the Mayer ''f''-function is written as | ||

+ | |||

+ | [[Image:Mayer_f_function.png]] | ||

==References== | ==References== | ||

+ | #[http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1723631 Joseph E. Mayer "Contribution to Statistical Mechanics", Journal of Chemical Physics '''10''' pp. 629-643 (1942)] | ||

[[Category: Statistical mechanics]] | [[Category: Statistical mechanics]] | ||

[[Category: Integral equations]] | [[Category: Integral equations]] |

## Revision as of 14:27, 25 June 2007

The **Mayer f-function**, or

*f-bond*is defined as:

where

- is the Boltzmann constant.
- is the temperature.
- is the intermolecular pair potential.

Diagrammatically the Mayer *f*-function is written as