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Levitation Effect: Distinguishing Anomalous from Linear Regime of Guests Sorbed in Zeolites through the Decay of Intermediate Scattering Function and Wavevector Dependence of Self-Diffusivity

Ghorai, Pradip Kr and Yashonath, S (2005) Levitation Effect: Distinguishing Anomalous from Linear Regime of Guests Sorbed in Zeolites through the Decay of Intermediate Scattering Function and Wavevector Dependence of Self-Diffusivity. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109 (9). pp. 3979-3983.

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Abstract

Previous work investigating the dependence of self-diffusivity, D, on the size of the guest diffusing within the porous solid such as zeolite has reported the existence of an anomalous maximum in the diffusion coefficient (J. Phys. Chem. 1994, 98, 6368). Two distinct regimes of dependence of D on $ \sigma_g_g $, diameter of the guest were reported. D $\alpha 1/ \sigma _g_g^2$, often referred to as linear regime (LR), is found when $\sigma _g_g$ is smaller than $\sigma_v$, the diameter of the void. A maximum in D has been observed when $\sigma_g_g$ is comparable to $\sigma_v$ and this regime is referred to as anomalous regime (AR). Here we report the intermediate scattering function for a particle from LR and AR in zeolite faujasite. A particle from LR exhibits a biexponential decay while a particle from AR exhibits a single-exponential decay at small k. Variation with k of the full width at half-maximum of the self-part of the dynamic structure factor is nonmonotonic for a particle in the linear regime. In contrast, this variation is monotonic for a particle in the anomalous regime. These results can be understood in terms of the existence of energetic barrier at the bottleneck, the 12-ring window, in the path of diffusion. They provide additional signatures for the linear regime and anomalous regimes and therefore for levitation effect (LE).

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 09:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3098

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