Dipolar Order in Molecular Fluids: I. Toward an Understanding

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Abstract

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.

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  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry

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  • Dipolar order, Molecular fluid, Understanding, Penalty function
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-417
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Volume145
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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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)