Masters Theses

Abstract

"A theoretical expression for a cell-center distribution function was developed using a fundamental statistical mechanics approach. A free volume picture of the liquid was used with each atom located in a spherical cell formed by its nearest neighbors. Cell-center density distribution curves were obtained for liquid argon for temperatures of 84.4°K, 91.8°K, 126.7°K, 144.1°K, and 149.3°K and for argon gas at 149.3°K, and a comparison made with the experimental atomic distribution curves obtained by Eisenstein. For the first two temperatures a sharper, more definite structure was predicted by the cell model. For the remaining four temperatures, with the assumptions made, a periodic structure of regularly decreasing atomic concentrations was predicted. Cell-center distribution curves 4πr2ρc(r) were obtained for temperatures of 84.4°K and 91.8°K and the positions and co-ordination numbers of the first and second atomic concentrations were found. A reasonable agreement was found between the values obtained by Eisenstein and those obtained here"--Summary, page 35.

Advisor(s)

Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998

Committee Member(s)

Fuller, Harold Q., 1907-1996
Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1959

Pagination

v, 38 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).

Rights

© 1959 Arthur M. Soellner, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Liquid argon -- Density -- Mathematical models
Cells
Statistical mechanics

Thesis Number

T 1221

Print OCLC #

5927465

Electronic OCLC #

915966714

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