Reaction and particle distribution in networks of single-file systems
Universität Leipzig, Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften
Linnéstrasse 5, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
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Accepted: 24 October 2000
A quadratic network of mutually intersecting channels with single-file confinement is considered as a host system for molecules A undergoing a unidirectional reaction in the channel intersections. If each of the two sets of perpendicular channels is able to accommodate only one of the two types of molecular species, the overall particle concentration deviates significantly from being homogeneous. Under these conditions, the effective reactivity may substantially exceed that in an equivalent system without mutual particle exclusion.
PACS: 05.10.Ln – Monte Carlo methods / 66.30.-h – Diffusion in solids / 81.05.Rm – Porous materials; granular materials
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