Dipolar Order in Molecular Fluids: I. Toward an Understanding

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The origin behind the dipolar order in molecular fluids is investigated by using a simple dipolar fluid and Monte Carlo simulation technique. A penalty function is employed to separately manipulate the positional and orientational structure of the fluid. By considering the distance-dependent Kirkwood function G (k), which in turn is related to the dielectric permittivity of the fluid, it is observed that both positional and orientational ordering are involved to establish dipolar order.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-417
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Physical Chemistry 1 (S) (011001006), Theoretical Chemistry (S) (011001039)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry


  • Dipolar order
  • Molecular fluid
  • Understanding
  • Penalty function


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