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The effect of dispersion interactions on the properties of LiF in condensed phases

Abstract : Classical molecular dynamics simulations are performed on LiF in the framework of the polarizable ion model. The overlap-repulsion and polarization terms of the interaction potential are derived on a purely non empirical, first-principles basis. For the dispersion, three cases are considered: a first one in which the dispersion parameters are set to zero and two others in which they are included, with different parameterizations. Various thermodynamic, structural and dynamic properties are calculated for the solid and liquid phases. The melting temperature is also obtained by direct coexistence simulations of the liquid and solid phases. Dispersion interactions appear to have an important effect on the density of both phases and on the melting point, although the liquid properties are not affected when simulations are performed in the NVT ensemble at the experimental density.
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Dario Corradini, Dario Marrocchelli, Paul A Madden, Mathieu Salanne. The effect of dispersion interactions on the properties of LiF in condensed phases. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, IOP Publishing, 2014, 26, pp.244103. ⟨10.1088/0953-8984/26/24/244103⟩. ⟨hal-01091903⟩



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