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Tetrahedral-Chain-Cluster Model for Thermodynamic Description of Fluids

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Alexander L. Shimkevich

Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, Russia

Paper No. ICONE16-48566, pp. 563-568; 6 pages
  • 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 3: Thermal Hydraulics; Instrumentation and Controls
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, May 11–15, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4816-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3820-X
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


The topological structure of density fluctuations of the condensed matter in different aggregative states (liquid, crystal, and amorphous body) is represented as instant densely packed fours of atoms as tetrahedrons connected in pairs by faces in Bernal’s n-chains. Tetrahedral clusters of the dense part of the matter are investigated within the framework of matrix algebra: the “genetic” structure of Bernal’s n-chains is decoded; for calculating the partition function and configuration entropy of the isotropic matter, the number of distinguishable tetrahedral chains is determined as a function of the number of tetrahedrons in them.

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Topics: Fluids , Chain



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