The density profile of a fluid bounded by a soft wall

J. K. Percus, G. O. Williams

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An approximate relationship is developed between the density profile of a simple classical fluid bounded by a soft wall and that bounded by an idealized hard wall. This relationship is exact for a class of one-dimensional fluids, and also constitutes a simplification of the "shielding approximation." It accurately reproduces several Monte Carlo calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3009-3017
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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