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Isochoric Heat Capacity and Cluster Structure of Simple Liquid


The formation process of the short-range order and the liquid itself in the critical region is described in terms of a cluster model. The “exploding” formation of dimeric clusters marks the onset. The estimation of cluster size on a vapor–liquid equilibrium curve is proposed. The X-ray diffraction analysis for argon on the saturation line and the observed correlation between the temperature dependences of number of particles in the cluster and the isochoric heat capacity of simple liquids validate the model.

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We would like to sincerely thank Prof. E.B. Postnikov for the discussions of the results, comments, and suggestions. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 16-08-01203А.

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Neruchev, Y.A., Bolotnikov, M.F. & Radchenko, A.K. Isochoric Heat Capacity and Cluster Structure of Simple Liquid. High Temp 56, 673–677 (2018).

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  • Isochoric Heat Capacity
  • Liquid Vapor Equilibrium Curve
  • Dimer Cluster
  • Thermal Motion Energy
  • Mean Particle Number