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Molecular theory of capillarity

- J. S. Rowlinson, B. Widom
- Physics, Chemistry
- 1982

Mechanical molecular models thermodynamics the theory of Van Der Waals statistical mechanics of the liquid-gas surface model fluids in the mean-field approximation computer simulation of the… Expand

Some Topics in the Theory of Fluids

- B. Widom
- Physics
- 1 December 1963

It is shown how certain thermodynamic functions, and also the radial distribution function, can be expressed in terms of the potential energy distribution in a fluid. A miscellany of results is… Expand

New Model for the Study of Liquid–Vapor Phase Transitions

- B. Widom, J. S. Rowlinson
- Physics
- 15 February 1970

A new model is proposed for the study of the liquid–vapor phase transition. The potential energy of a given configuration of N molecules is defined by U(r1, ···, rN) = [W(r1, ···, rN) − Nυ0]e/υ0≤0,… Expand

Random Sequential Addition of Hard Spheres to a Volume

- B. Widom
- Physics
- 15 May 1966

The configurations produced by placing spheres one at a time in a volume, subject to no overlap of the spheres but otherwise placing each at a point chosen at random, differ in a fundamental way from… Expand

Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena: Drops, Bubbles, Pearls, Waves

- B. Widom
- Physics
- 12 September 2003

Capillarity: Unconstrained Interfaces / Capillarity and Gravity / Hysteresis and Elasticity of Triple Lines / Wetting and Long-Range Forces b/ Hydrodynamics of Interfaces -- Thin Films, Waves, and… Expand

The hydrophobic effect

- B. Widom, P. Bhimalapuram, K. Koga
- Chemistry
- 16 July 2003

The thermodynamics of the hydrophobic effect, as measured primarily through the temperature dependence of solubility, is reviewed, and then a class of models that incorporate the basic mechanism of… Expand

Equation of State in the Neighborhood of the Critical Point

- B. Widom
- Mathematics
- 1 December 1965

A specific form is proposed for the equation of state of a fluid near its critical point. A function Φ(x, y) is introduced, with x a measure of the temperature and y of the density. Fluids obeying an… Expand

Scaling laws

- B. Widom
- PhysicsScholarpedia
- 2009

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Surface Tension and Molecular Correlations near the Critical Point

- B. Widom
- Physics
- 1 December 1965

The van der Waals, Cahn—Hilliard theory of interfacial tension is reformulated for a fluid in the neighborhood of its critical point. The reformulated theory becomes equivalent to the… Expand

Biochemistry at 100�C: Explosive Secretory Discharge of Bombardier Beetles (Brachinus)

- D. Aneshansley, T. Eisner, J. Widom, B. Widom
- PhysicsScience
- 4 July 1969

The defensive chemical spray of bombardier beetles is ejected at 100�C, with a heat content of about 0.2 calorie per milligram.

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