Equilibrium Thermal Physics of Noble Gases


The aim of this research is to apply the author’s original computer aided analysis of thermophysical data for pure fluids to noble gases to investigate the unknown aspects in their equilibrium thermal physics. The methodology of the analysis is based on the potential energy density series expansion by the monomer fraction density. To discover the important details and particular features of pair atomic interactions in noble gases, the preprocessed and generalized experimental data have been taken from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) online database. In this work the temperature range for analysis of the dimers’ bonding parameters is extended as compared to previous author’s works due to accounting for the specific temperature dependence of the repulsions’ contribution to the potential energy. The found temperature dependences of the pair interaction bond energies signal about the hindered rotation of atoms in dimers near the triple point due to the lack of rotational symmetry of their electronic outer shells. The discovered mutually correlated anomalous temperature dependences of the pair bond energy and the constant volume heat capacity in gaseous Helium require a special investigation of this remarkable phenomenon.

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B. Sedunov, "Equilibrium Thermal Physics of Noble Gases," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 12B, 2013, pp. 8-14. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.412B002.

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