Porosity for the penetrable-concentric-shell model of two-phase disordered media: Computer simulation results

Sang Bub Lee, S. Torquato

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Abstract

Computer-simulation results are reported for the porosity of a model of two-phase random media composed of identical D-dimensional spheres (D = 2 or 3) distributed with an arbitrary degree of impenetrability λ, 0≤λ≤1; λ = 0 corresponding to randomly centered or "fully penetrable" particles and λ = 1 corresponding to totally impenetrable particles. We specifically consider the D-dimensional penetrable-concentric-shell model in which each sphere of diameter σ is composed of a mutually impenetrable core of diameter λσ, encompassed by a perfectly penetrable concentric shell of thickness (1 - λ)σ/2. We develop two independent techniques to sample for the porosity. Simulation results agree with known exact results for the extreme limits of λ = 0 and λ = 1 up to three significant figures. The results for intermediate λ are new and compare favorably with approximate analytical expressions obtained by Rikvold and Stell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3258-3263
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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