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ISRN Thermodynamics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 904680, 17 pages
Research Article

Theoretical Investigation of Thermodynamical and Structural Properties of 3d Liquid Transition Metals Using Different Reference Systems

1Department of Applied Physics, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Gujarat, Surat 395 007, India
2Department of Physics, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Gujarat, Surat 395 007, India
3Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, India

Received 16 September 2012; Accepted 5 October 2012

Academic Editors: A. Ananikian, M. Appell, and M. Sanati

Copyright © 2012 Y. A. Sonvane et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present paper deals with the theoretical investigation of thermodynamical and structural properties like internal energy , entropy , Helmholtz free energy , isothermal compressibility , specific Heat , structure factor and long wave length limit of structure factor of 3d liquid transition metals. To describe electron-ion interaction we have used our newly constructed parameter free model potential. To perform this task, we have used different reference systems like Percus Yevick Hard Sphere (PYHS), One Component Plasma (OCP), and Charged Hard Sphere (CHS) reference systems. We have also seen the influence of different local field correction functions like Hartree (HR), Taylor (TR), and Sarkar et al. (SR) on thermodynamical properties of 3d liquid transition metals. Finally we conclude that the proper choice of the model potential along with reference system plays a vital role in the study of thermodynamical and structural properties of 3d liquid transition metals.