### Abstract

Integral equations of the Ornstein-Zernike (OZ) type have been useful constructs in the theory of liquids for nearly a century. Only a limited number of model systems yield an analytic solution; the rest must be solved numerically. For anisotropic systems the numerical problems are heightened by the coupling of more unknowns and equations. A matrix method for solving the full anisotropic OZ integral equation is presented. The method is compared in the isotropic limit with traditional approaches. Examples are given for a 1-D fluid with a corrugated (periodic) external potential. The full two point correlation functions for both isotropic and anisotropic systems are given and discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 239-250 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Computer Physics Communications |

Volume | 85 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1995 |

Externally published | Yes |

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**Non-isotropic solution of an OZ equation : matrix methods for integral equations.** / Chen, Zhuo Min; Pettitt, Bernard.

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*Computer Physics Communications*, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 239-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-4655(94)00146-S

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