The specific heat of liquid helium

Vincenzo Molinari, Domiziano Mostacci, Barry D Ganapol

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Starting from the modified Lennard-Jones potential, a method is proposed to calculate the internal energy in liquids, and from this the specific heat. The method is applied to liquid helium-4 and the well-known shape of the “lambda point” is reproduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-218
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computational and Theoretical Transport
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 8 2016


  • Internal energy
  • Lambda point
  • Specific heat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Transportation
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Applied Mathematics


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