Simple liquids' quasiuniversality and the hard-sphere paradigm

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This presentation reflects on the well-known quasiuniversality of simple liquids’ structure and dynamics [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. We discuss two possible justifications of it [6, 7]. The traditional one is based on the van der Waals picture of liquids in which the hard-sphere system reflects the basic physics. This paper presents an alternative explanation, which argues that all quasiuniversal liquids to a good approximation conform to the same equation of motion. This explanation uses the exponentially repulsive pair-potential system as the fundamental reference system, which in contrast to the hard-sphere system is analytical.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event10th Liquid Matter Conference: Liquids 2017 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Liquid Matter Conference
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Dyre, J. C. (2017). Simple liquids' quasiuniversality and the hard-sphere paradigm. Poster session presented at 10th Liquid Matter Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.