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Title Modelling of structure and dynamics of molten NaF using first principles molecular dynamics
Abstract Microscopic structure and dynamics in molten NaF are presented by first principles MD simulations. From distribution plots of NaF inter-ionic distances, F-Na-F angles and local coordination numbers of the melt structure have been investigated. The analysis of coordination numbers shows that most of the Na or F are surrounded by four to five ions of opposite polarity. This is different from their solid state form, where octahedral environment is expected for each ion. The dynamical properties of molten NaF are investigated through the self-intermediate scattering function I(Q,t). The calculated I(Q,t) compares well with the experiments. The power spectrum of the velocity autocorrelation function from the MD simulation allows to obtain partial density of states of molten NaF, which links dffusive motions with the vibrational density of states. The short, medium and long time motion of molten NaF is discussed on the basis of these calculations.
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Preprint RAL Preprints RAL-P-2017-011, AIP Conf Proc American Institute of Physics, 2017. Submitted to: AIP Conference Proceedings (QENS 2016), Potsdam, Germany, 5 Sep 2016 - 20 Nov 2016 RAL-P-2017-011.pdf 2017
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