Density functional theories of hard particle systems

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dc.contributor.author Tarazona, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Cuesta, José A.
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Ratón, Yuri
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T15:48:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-09T15:48:44Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Tarazona P., et al.: Density Functional Theories of Hard Particle Systems. Lect. Notes Phys. 753, 247-341 (2008)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-540-78766-2
dc.identifier.issn 1616-6361
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7203
dc.description 95 pages, 21 figures.-- Chapter in "Theory and Simulation of Hard-Sphere Fluids and Related Systems" (Lecture Notes in Physics 753/2008), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78767-9
dc.description MR#: MR2503511
dc.description.abstract This chapter deals with the applications of the density functional (DF) formalism to the study of inhomogeneous systems with hard core interactions. It includes a brief tutorial on the fundamentals of the method, and the exact free energy DF for one-dimensional hard rods obtained by Percus. The development of DF approximations for the free energy of hard spheres (HS) is presented through its milestones in the weighted density approximation (WDA) and the fundamental measure theory (FMT). The extensions of these approaches to HS mixtures include the FMT treatment of polydisperse systems and the approximations for mixtures with non-additive core radii. The DF treatment of non-spherical hard core systems is presented within the generic context of the study of liquid crystals phases. The chapter is directed to the potential users of these theoretical techniques, with clear explanations of the practical implementation details of the most successful approximations.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights © Springer
dc.title Density functional theories of hard particle systems
dc.type bookPart
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78767-9_7
dc.subject.eciencia Matemáticas
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-540-78767-9_7
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