Diffusion anomaly in silicalite and VPI-5 from molecular dynamics simulations

Bandyopadhyay, Sanjoy ; Yashonath, Subramanian (1995) Diffusion anomaly in silicalite and VPI-5 from molecular dynamics simulations Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99 (12). pp. 4286-4292. ISSN 0022-3654

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Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on rigid and flexible framework models of silicalite and a rigid framework model of the aluminophosphate VPI-5 for different sorbate diameters are reported. The sorbate-host interactions are modeled in terms of simple atom-atom Lennard-Jones interactions. The results suggest that the diffusion coefficient exhibits an anomaly as gamma approaches unity. The MD results confirm the existence of a linear regime for sorbate diameters significantly smaller than the channel diameter and an anomalous regime observed for sorbate diameters comparable to the channel diameter. The power spectra obtained by Fourier transformation of the velocity autocorrelation function indicate that there is an increase in the intensity of the low-frequency component for the velocity component parallel to the direction of motion for the sorbate diameter in the anomalous regime. The present results suggest that the diffusion anomaly is observed irrespective of (1) the geometry and topology of the pore structure and (2) the nature of the host material. The results are compared with the work of Derouane and co-workers, who have suggested the existence of "floating molecules" on the basis of earlier theoretical and computational approaches.

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