A simple SCOZA for simple fluids

C. L. Lee, G. Stell, J. S. Høye

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A simple version of the self-consistent Ornstein-Zernike approach (SCOZA) is investigated quantitatively. The simplification consists of retaining thermodynamic self-consistency between the compressibility and energy routes to thermodynamics from the pair distribution function g(r). However, we do not require that g(r) be identically zero within the hard repulsive core of the models we consider here. The resulting theory lends itself to analysis of Hamiltonian models to which the earlier SCOZA formulation cannot be readily applied as well as providing a convenient means of analyzing simpler models. We choose the hard-core Yukawa fluid as an illustrative example to calibrate the accuracy of the new version. The results are compared with our earlier SCOZA and simulation results, and a suggestion is given to systematically improve the accuracy of the theory in the applications that warrant so doing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2004


  • Correlation function
  • Hard-core Yukawa
  • Ornstein-Zernike


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