In a previous study [Gallo et al., Nat. Commun. 5, 5806 (2014)], we have shown an important connection between thermodynamic and dynamical properties of water in the supercritical region. In particular, by analyzing the experimental viscosity and the diffusion coefficient obtained in simulations performed using the TIP4P/2005 model, we have found that the line of response function maxima in the one phase region, the Widom line, is connected to a crossover from a liquid-like to a gas-like behavior of the transport coefficients. This is in agreement with recent experiments concerning the dynamics of supercritical simple fluids. We here show how different popular water models (TIP4P/2005, TIP4P, SPC/E, TIP5P, and TIP3P) perform in reproducing thermodynamic and dynamic experimental properties in the supercritical region. In particular, the comparison with experiments shows that all the analyzed models are able to qualitatively predict the dynamical crossover from a liquid-like to a gas-like behavior upon crossing theWidom line. Some of the models perform better in reproducing the pressure-temperature slope of theWidom line of supercritical water once a rigid shift of the phase diagram is applied to bring the critical points to coincide with the experimental ones.
|Titolo:||The Widom line and dynamical crossover in supercritical water: Popular water models versus experiments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|