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Short-time reorientational processes in molecular fluids

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Volume49
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2000

Abstract

We study the dynamics of liquid CS2 in order to explore reorientation and intermolecular interactions in condensed phases at new levels of detail. A combination of ab initio molecular dynamics simulations and high-resolution spontaneous Raman spectroscopy is applied to investigate torques and rotational correlations in molecular CS2. We find excellent agreement between experiment and computer simulation. The reorientational correlation time at 300 K is found to be 1.5 ps with a RMS torque of 1.4 × 10-20 J for the experiment and 1.5 × 10-20 J for the simulation. Examination of the ab initio torques in the molecules shows that dipoles induced from fluctuations in molecular shape is the main cause of the attractive forces between molecules.

    Research areas

  • CARBON-DISULFIDE, DYNAMICS, PSEUDOPOTENTIALS, RELAXATION, ENERGY, MODEL, CO2, CS2

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