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Entropy 2015, 17(4), 1916-1935;

Pressure Tensor of Nanoscopic Liquid Drops

División Académica de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Km 1 Carretera Cunduacán-Jalpa, Col. La Esmeralda, Cunduacán, Tabasco 86690, Mexico
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Academic Editor: Antonio M. Scarfone
Received: 16 October 2014 / Revised: 10 February 2015 / Accepted: 20 March 2015 / Published: 1 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Statistical Mechanics)
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This study describes the structure of an inhomogeneous fluid of one or several components that forms a spherical interface. Using the stress tensor of Percus–Romero, which depends on the density of one particle and the intermolecular potential, it provides an analytical development leading to the microscopic expressions of the pressure differences and the interfacial properties of both systems. The results are compared with a previous study and agree with the description of the mean field. View Full-Text
Keywords: density functional theory; pressure tensor; density profile; interfacial properties density functional theory; pressure tensor; density profile; interfacial properties
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G. Segovia-López, J.; Carbajal-Domínguez, A. Pressure Tensor of Nanoscopic Liquid Drops. Entropy 2015, 17, 1916-1935.

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