||Analysis of shear viscosity and viscoelastic relaxation of liquid methanol based on molecular dynamics simulation and mode-coupling theory
Yamaguchi, TsuyoshiFaraone, Antonio
Journal of Chemical Physics
244506 , 2017-06-28 , AIP Publishing
The role of the prepeak structure of liquid methanol in determining its shear viscosity was studied by means of molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and mode-coupling theory (MCT). The autocorrelation function of the shear stress and the intermediate scattering functions at both the prepeak and the main peak were calculated from the MD trajectories. Their comparison based on MCT suggests that the viscoelastic relaxation in the ps regime is affected by the slow structural dynamics at the prepeak. On the other hand, the MCT for molecular liquids based on the interaction-site model (site-site MCT) fails to describe the coupling between the prepeak dynamics and shear stress. The direct evaluation of the coupling between the two-body density and the shear stress reveals that the viscoelastic relaxation is actually affected by the prepeak dynamics, although the coupling is not captured by the site-site MCT. The site-site MCT works well for a model methanol without partial charges, suggesting that the failure of the site-site MCT originates from the existence of a hydrogen-bonding network structure.