, Volume 2, Issue 8, pp 26–31 | Cite as

The liquid state

2. Its structure and dynamics
  • K. R. Rao
General Article


The liquid state is more complicated than either the gaseous or the solid crystalline state. However, using X-ray and neutron diffraction on the one hand and computer simulation on the other, detailed information has been obtained on the structure and dynamics of the liquid state.


Radial Distribution Function Pair Correlation Function Inelastic Neutron Scattering Liquid Argon Close Packed Structure 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.BangaloreIndia

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