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Xenon in sodium Y zeolite. 2. Arrhenius relation, mechanism, and barrier height distribution for cage-to-cage diffusion

Yashonath, Subramanian and Santikary, Prakriteswar (1993) Xenon in sodium Y zeolite. 2. Arrhenius relation, mechanism, and barrier height distribution for cage-to-cage diffusion. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 97 (15). 3849-3857 .

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Abstract

Various geometrical and energetic distribution functions and other properties connected with the cage-to-cage diffusion of xenon in sodium Y zeolite have been obtained from long molecular dynamics calculations. Analysis of diffusion pathways reveals two interesting mechanisms-surface-mediated and centralized modes for cage-to-cage diffusion. The surface-mediated mode of diffusion exhibits a small positive barrier, while the centralized diffusion exhibits a negative barrier for the sorbate to diffuse across the 12-ring window. In both modes, however, the sorbate has to be activated from the adsorption site to enable it to gain mobility. The centralized diffusion additionally requires the sorbate to be free of the influence of the surface of the cage as well. The overall rate for cage-to-cage diffusion shows an Arrhenius temperature dependence with E(a) = 3 kJ/mol. It is found that the decay in the dynamical correction factor occurs on a time scale comparable to the cage residence time. The distributions of barrier heights have been calculated. Functions reflecting the distribution of the sorbate-zeolite interaction at the window and the variations of the distance between the sorbate and the centers of the parent and daughter cages are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2011 10:03
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 10:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36468

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