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Title: Boundary Conditions for Diffusion-Mediated Processes within Linear Nanopores: Exact Treatment of Coupling to an Equilibrated External Fluid

In this paper, we consider a variety of diffusion-mediated processes occurring within linear nanopores, but which involve coupling to an equilibrated external fluid through adsorption and desorption. By determining adsorption and desorption rates through a set of tailored simulations, and by exploiting a spatial Markov property of the models, we develop a formulation for performing efficient pore-only simulations of these processes. Coupling to the external fluid is described exactly through appropriate nontrivial boundary conditions at the pore openings. This formalism is applied to analyze the following: (i) tracer counter permeation (TCP) where different labeled particles adsorb into opposite ends of the pore and establish a nonequilibrium steady state; (ii) tracer exchange (TE) with exchange of differently labeled particles within and outside the pore; (iii) catalytic conversion reactions where a reactant in the external fluid adsorbs into the pore and converts to a product which may desorb. The TCP analysis also generates a position-dependent generalized tracer diffusion coefficient, the form of which controls behavior in the TE and catalytic conversion processes. We focus on the regime of single-file diffusion within the pore which produces the strongest correlations and largest deviations from mean-field type behavior. Finally, behavior is quantified precisely via kineticmore » Monte Carlo simulations but is also captured with appropriate analytic treatments.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences. Department of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1362275