Towards the Development of a Universal Expression for the Configurational Entropy of Mixing
AbstractThis work discusses the development of analytical expressions for the configurational entropy of different states of matter using a method based on the identification of the energy-independent complexes (clustering of atoms) in the system and the calculation of their corresponding probabilities. The example of short-range order (SRO) in Nb-H interstitial solid solution is used to illustrate the choice of the atomic complexes and their structural changes with H concentration, providing an alternative methodology to describe critical properties. The calculated critical composition of the miscibility gap is xc = 0.307, in remarkable agreement with the experimental value of xc ~ 0.31. The same methodology is applied to deduce the equation of state (EOS) of a hard sphere system. The EOS is suitable to describe the percolation thresholds and fulfills both the low and random close packing limits. The model, based on the partition of the space into Voronoi cells, can be applied to any off-lattice system, thus introducing the possibility of computing the configurational entropy of gases, liquids and glasses with the same level of accuracy. View Full-Text
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Garcés, J. Towards the Development of a Universal Expression for the Configurational Entropy of Mixing. Entropy 2016, 18, 5.
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Garcés, Jorge. 2016. "Towards the Development of a Universal Expression for the Configurational Entropy of Mixing." Entropy 18, no. 1: 5.
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