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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Orientational Relaxation in Dipolar Lattice: Lack of Diffusive Decay for Second and Higher Rank Correlation Functions

Ravichandran, Sarangan and Bagchi, Biman (1994) Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Orientational Relaxation in Dipolar Lattice: Lack of Diffusive Decay for Second and Higher Rank Correlation Functions. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 98 (44). 11242-11245 .

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Abstract

Extensive molecular dynamics simulations have been carried out to calculate the orientational correlation functions Cl(t), G(t) = [4n/(21 + l)]Ci=-l (Y*lm(sZ(0)) Ylm(Q(t))) (where Y,,(Q) are the spherical harmonics) of point dipoles in a cubic lattice. The decay of Cl(t) is found to be strikingly different from higher l-correlation functions-the latter do not exhibit diffusive dynamics even in the long time. Both the cumulant expansion expression of Lynden-Bell and the conventional memory function equation provide very good description of the Cl(t) in the short time but fail to reproduce the observed slow, long time decay of c1 (t) .

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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2011 07:01
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 07:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36525

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