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where <math>\sigma</math> is the hard sphere diameter.
 
where <math>\sigma</math> is the hard sphere diameter.
 
==References==
 
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# Joseph Edward Mayer and Maria Goeppert Mayer "Statistical Mechanics" John Wiley and Sons (1940)
 
#[http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1723631 Joseph E. Mayer "Contribution to Statistical Mechanics", Journal of Chemical Physics '''10''' pp. 629-643 (1942)]  
 
#[http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1723631 Joseph E. Mayer "Contribution to Statistical Mechanics", Journal of Chemical Physics '''10''' pp. 629-643 (1942)]  
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[[Category: Integral equations]]
 
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Revision as of 13:49, 31 July 2007

The Mayer f-function, or f-bond is defined as:

f_{12}=f({\mathbf r}_{12})= \exp\left(-\frac{\Phi_{12}(r)}{k_BT}\right) -1

where

Diagrammatically the Mayer f-function is written as

Mayer f function.png

Hard sphere model

For the hard sphere model the Mayer f-function becomes:


f_{12}= \left\{ \begin{array}{lll}
-1 & ; & r_{12} \leq  \sigma ~~({\rm  overlap})\\
0      & ; & r_{12} > \sigma ~~({\rm  no~overlap})\end{array} \right.

where \sigma is the hard sphere diameter.

References

  1. Joseph Edward Mayer and Maria Goeppert Mayer "Statistical Mechanics" John Wiley and Sons (1940)
  2. Joseph E. Mayer "Contribution to Statistical Mechanics", Journal of Chemical Physics 10 pp. 629-643 (1942)