An extended Stokes–Einstein model for condensed ionic water structures with topological complexity

Li, Peizhao, Lu, Haibao and Fu, Yong Qing (2022) An extended Stokes–Einstein model for condensed ionic water structures with topological complexity. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 34 (47). p. 475101. ISSN 0953-8984

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'What is the structure of water?' This has been a perplexing question for a long time and water structure with various phases is a great topic of research interest. Topological complexity generally occurs because hydrophilic ions strongly influence the size and shape of condensed water structures owing to their kosmotropic and chaotropic transitions. In this study, an extended Stokes-Einstein model incorporating Flory-Huggins free energy equation is proposed to describe the constitutive relationship between dynamic diffusion and condensed water structure with a topological complexity. The newly developed model provides a geometrical strategy of end-to-end distance and explores the constitutive relationship between condensed ionic water structures and their dynamic diffusion behaviors. A free-energy function is then formulated to study thermodynamics in electrolyte aqueous solution, in which the condensed ionic water structures undergo topologically complex changes. Finally, effectiveness of the proposed model is verified using both molecular dynamics simulations and experimental results reported in literature.

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Additional Information: Funding information: This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Under Grant Nos. 11725208 and 12172107, International Exchange Grant (IEC/NSFC/201078) through Royal Society and NFSC.
Uncontrolled Keywords: condensed water structure, ionic water, Stokes–Einstein model, topology
Subjects: G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 11:59
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 03:30

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