Scattering Properties of Argon Gas in the Temperature Range 87.3-120 K
I.F. Al-Maaitah a, B.R. Joudeha,b, A.S. Sandouqa c and H.B. Ghassib d
aApplied Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Tafila Technical University, Tafila, Jordan
bDepartment of Computer Science, College of Shari'a and Islamic Studies in Al Ahsaa, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Saudi Arabia
cDepartment of Physics, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa' Applied University, Amman, Jordan
dDepartment of Physics, Faculty of Science, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Received: January 29, 2015; In final form: March 13, 2016
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A theoretical model, based on the Galitskii-Migdal-Feynman formalism, is introduced for determining the scattering properties of argon gas, especially the "effective" total, viscosity and average cross-sections. The effective phase shifts are used to compute the quantum second virial coefficient in the temperature range 87.3-120 K. The sole input is the Hartree-Fock dispersion (HFD-B3) potential. The thermophysical properties of the gas are then calculated. The results are in good agreement with experimental data.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.1131
PACS numbers: 61.25.Bi, 64.10.+h, 67.10.Fj