, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 271–281 | Cite as

Structure of some liquid transition metals using integral equation theory

  • O Akinlade
  • A M Umar
  • L A Hussain


We present the results of calculations of the structure factorS(q) of some liquid 3d transition metals using the self consistent hybridized mean spherical approximation (HMSA) integral equation. The local pseudopotential used is composed of the empty core model and a part that takes care of s-d mixing through an inverse scattering approach to model the interionic pair potential. The results presented are in very good agreement with experiment for most of the systems investigated near freezing, as well as for the noble metals Cu, Ag and Au, thus, confirming the reliability of the pseudopotential in the present integral equation scheme.


Liquid transition metals integral equation theory 




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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • O Akinlade
    • 1
  • A M Umar
    • 1
    • 2
  • L A Hussain
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AgricultureAbeokutaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUthman dan Fodio UniversitySokotoNigeria
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

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