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Measuring g(r) by test-particle insertion

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Dirk Aarts University of Oxford
Wednesday 16th January 2019 - 11:45 to 12:30
INI Seminar Room 1
The pair distribution function g(r) plays a central role in liquid state theory, linking structure and thermodynamics. It is typically measured by constructing a histogram of the distances between all pairs of particles, which is used in simulations and experiments where single particle coordinates can be obtained. Here, we present a novel method based on Henderson’s method [1] for measuring the cavity distribution function, going beyond our recent work on particles with hard interactions [2]. The method measures g(r) in a highly efficient way; moreover, it allows us to obtain an effective pair potential between colloidal particles in experiment.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons