%A Ju Yuan-Yuan, Zhang Qing-Ming, Gong Zi-Zheng, Ji Guang-Fu
%T Molecular dynamics simulation of self-diffusion coefficients for liquid metals
%0 Journal Article
%D 2013
%J Chin. Phys. B
%R 10.1088/1674-1056/22/8/083101
%P 83101-083101
%V 22
%N 8
%U {http://cpb.iphy.ac.cn/CN/abstract/article_54908.shtml}
%8 2013-06-27
%X The temperature-dependent coefficients of self-diffusion for liquid metals are simulated by molecular dynamics methods based on the embedded-atom-method (EAM) potential function. The simulated results show that a good inverse linear relation exists between the natural logarithm of self-diffusion coefficients and temperature, though the results in the literature vary somewhat, due to the employment of different potential functions. The estimated activation energy of liquid metals obtained by fitting the Arrhenius formula is close to the experimental data. The temperature-dependent shear-viscosities obtained from the Stokes-Einstein relation in conjunction with the results of molecular dynamics simulation are generally consistent with other values in the literature.