Orbital free ab initio study of static and dynamic properties of some liquid transition metals
1 Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
2 Department of Mathematics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
3 Departamento de Física Teórica, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Published online: 21 August 2017
Several static and dynamic properties of liquid transition metals Cr, Mn and Co are studied for the first time using the orbital free ab-initio molecular dynamics simulation (OF-AIMD). This method is based on the density functional theory (DFT) which accounts for the electronic energy of the system whereas the interionic forces are derived from the electronic energy via the Hellman-Feynman theorem. The external energy functional is treated with a local pseudopotential. Results are reported for static structure factors, isothermal compressibility, diffusion coeffcients, sound velocity and viscosity and comparison is performed with the available experimental data and other theoretical calculations.
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