Shear Viscosity of Liquid-Phase Yukawa Plasmas from Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Graphics Processing Units

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We have carried out million-particle equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of 3-dimensional Yukawa liquids in order to determine the shear viscosity coefficient. The computations have been executed on Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) architectures with our largely parallelized code. The results cover the strongly coupled liquid phase, with Γ up to the vicinity of the freezing transition, for the 1 ≤ κ ≤ 3 domain of the screening parameter of the Yukawa potential. The good agreement of the present results with those obtained from earlier simulations of significantly smaller systems (consisting of several hundred to several thousand particles) verifies that the viscosity data derived in these smaller scale simulations are also acceptable (© 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

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