Mayer f-function

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

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


Diagrammatically the Mayer f-function is written as

Mayer f function.png


  1. Joseph E. Mayer "Contribution to Statistical Mechanics", Journal of Chemical Physics 10 pp. 629-643 (1942)