Perturbation theory for systems with strong short-ranged interactions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2007
We propose a variant of thermodynamic perturbation theory based on the Mayer f-function which is applicable to strongly repulsive, and even singular interactions. The expansion of the free energy is successfully tested against known 'exact results' for hard-sphere fluids, and then applied to binary mixtures of particles with non-additive hard cores or shouldered potentials. The resulting phase diagrams agree well with existing simulation data and theoretical predictions.