Fluid structure in supercritical xenon by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and small angle X-ray scattering

D. M. Pfund, T. S. Zemanian, John Linehan, J. L. Fulton, C. R. Yonker

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Chemical shifts for 129Xe at 25°C are presented for densities between 5 × 10-3 and 2.2 × 10-2 mol/cm3, corresponding to pressures between 50 and 1000 bar. Also presented are small angle X-ray scattering results for xenon at 28 and 45°C and pressures between 30 and 400 bar. The scattering results reveal the expected increase in aggregation and correlation length near the critical density. The chemical shifts exhibit deviations from the second-order virial equation over a broad range of densities. These deviations are also evident in calculations from integral equation theory. A departure from the cage model of solvent nearest neighbors due to repulsive solvation effects is discussed as a possible source of these deviations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11846-11857
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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