Physics and Astronomy
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
A computer-simulation model is introduced to study the transport properties of a binary fluid mixture in which the constituents of one fluid (the tracer particles) carry charges in a linear charge-density gradient in the background charge of the second fluid. In the steady-state equilibrium, an effective conductivity σc(p,r) is estimated as a function of the carrier concentration p and the range of interactions r. The conductivity is observed to vary nonmonotonically with the concentration p, and it exhibits a maximum at a characteristic value pc. The conductivity decreases when the range of interaction is increased until a characteristic value rc, beyond which (r > rc) it begins to saturate as the onset of screening spans with r-rc.
Physical Review A
Pandey, R. B.
(1990). Computer Simulation Study of Conductivity in a 2-Dimensional Binary Fluid Mixture. Physical Review A, 42(6), 3363-3367.
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