## Abstract

In order to study the thermodynamic properties of chain and polymeric fluids at the molecular level, we perform constant temperature molecular dynamics simulations of 'repulsive' and 'full' Lennard-Jones (LJ) chain fluids of lengths up to 16. In the simulation, the RATTLE algorithm to determine constraint forces and the Nose-Hoover thermostat to sample the canonical ensemble are used. For repulsive LJ chains, the compressibility factor of the chain fluids is predicted from first-order thermodynamic perturbation theory combined with the Week-Chandler-Andersen (TPT1-WCA) perturbation theory, and is compared to the simulation results. A good agreement between the theory and the simulation results is found particularly at liquid-like densities. For full LJ chains, two different versions of TPT1 are used to calculate the compressibility factor: one is TPT1-WCA, and the other is TPT1 with the Percus-Yevick approximation for the radial distribution function of the LJ spheres (TPT1-PY). At low and intermediate densities, TPT1-PY gives better predictions for the compressibility of the LJ chain fluids, whereas at high densities TPT1-WCA is more reliable.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 544-551 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering |

Volume | 15 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Sep 1998 |

## Keywords

- Chain Fluid
- Equation of State
- Lennard-Jones
- Molecular Dynamics
- Thermodynamic Perturbation Theory