Effects of external electric field on the interfacial properties of weakly dipolar fluid

V. B. Warshavsky, T. V. Bykov, Xiao C Zeng

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Abstract

The effects of a uniform electric field on the interfacial properties of a model dipolar fluid were studied using a modified mean-field density functional theory. Both density and orientational order-parameter profiles of the planar vapor-liquid interface were obtained. The electric field can shift the surface tension for the dipolar fluids with reduced dipole moment. The electric field was also found to reduce the thermodynamical surface tension but enhances the mechanical surface tension. The field strength is estimated to detect these field effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-512
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Surface tension
interfacial tension
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fluids
liquid-vapor interfaces
Dipole moment
Density functional theory
field strength
dipole moments
Vapors
density functional theory
shift
Liquids
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Effects of external electric field on the interfacial properties of weakly dipolar fluid. / Warshavsky, V. B.; Bykov, T. V.; Zeng, Xiao C.

In: Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 114, No. 1, 01.01.2001, p. 504-512.

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