radial distribution function


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radial distribution function

[′rād·ē·əl ‚dis·trə′byü·shən ‚fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A function F (r) equal to the average of a given function of the three coordinates over a sphere of radius r centered at the origin of the coordinate system.
(physical chemistry)
A function ρ(r) equal to the average over all directions of the number density of molecules at distance r from a given molecule in a liquid.
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We next calculate the radial distribution function and the potential of the mean force using Monte Carlo simulations to quantify the effect of the collective particle interactions on the self-assembly of interfacial colloids at the oil-water interface.