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Velocity autocorrelation functions of hard-sphere fluids: long-time tails upon undercooling

Williams, Stephen; Bryant, Gary James; Snook, Ian K; van Megen, William

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Molecular dynamics simulations are employed to obtain the velocity autocorrelation function (VAF) for hard spheres, spanning a wide range of volume fractions from dilute to high-density metastable fluids. For all volume fractions below freezing, Alder's classical positive 3/2 long-time tail is observed. For volume fractions from 0.45 to 0.48 the VAF becomes negative, before becoming positive and decaying with the positive 3/2 long-time tail. At the freezing volume fraction (0.494) the Alder 3/2...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85522
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.087801

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