Molecular dynamics simulations of a Lennard-Jones (LJ) liquid were applied to compare the isotropic periodic sum (IPS) method [X. Wu and B. R. Brooks, J. Chem. Phys. 122, 044107 (2005)], which can reduce the calculation cost of long-range interactions, such as the Lennard-Jones and Coulombic ones, with the cutoff method for the transport coefficients which includes the self-diffusion coefficient, bulk viscosity, and thermal conductivity. The self-diffusion coefficient, bulk viscosity, and thermal conductivity were estimated with reasonable accuracy if the cutoff distance of the LJ potential for the IPS method was greater than 3. The IPS method is an effective technique for estimating the transport coefficients of the Lennard-Jones liquid in a homogeneous system.
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- General Physics and Astronomy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry