Density-functional theory of hard-sphere condensation under gravity

Joseph A. Both, Daniel C. Hong

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An attempt is made to show that the local density approximation (LDA) and the Enskog theories are identical, so that in both methods the condensation temperature is defined as the temperature at which a particular sum rule breaks down. Following this, the problem is analyzed with a simple weighted density approximation (WDA). Finally, it is shown how the value μO that appears in the Tc=mgDμφcO depends on the approximation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)061105/1-061105/8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 I
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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