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#[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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## Revision as of 13:49, 31 July 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

## Hard sphere model

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

where is the hard sphere diameter.

## References

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