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Computation of the Structure Factor of Some Transition Liquid Metals

OM Osiele
GE Adesakin


Applying the solution of the Percus-Yevic equation to a one component hard sphere system and using the  recently developed potential for liquid transition liquid metals, the structure factor of transition liquid metals were computed. The peak height and peak position of the structure factor of the liquid metals were studied. The results obtained were compared with available experimental values. The results obtained revealed that the structure factor of liquid transition metals computed using the harmer potential were in better agreement with experimental values and the use of the potential reproduced the structure factor, peak position and peak height of the structure factor of some transition liquid metals.

Keywords: liquid metals, structure factor, potential, peak position and peak height

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 19 (November, 2011), pp 527 – 532

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