Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 18, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

A new lattice Monte Carlo simulation for dielectric saturation in ion-containing liquids

Author affiliations

Abstract

We develop a new, rapid method for the lattice Monte Carlo simulation of ion-containing liquids that accounts for the effects of the reorganization of solvent dipoles under external electrostatic fields. Our results are in reasonable agreement with the analytical solutions to the dielectric continuum theory of Booth for single ions, ion pairs, and ionic cross-links. We also illustrate the substantial disparity between the dielectric functions for like and unlike charges on the nanometer scale. Our simulation rationalizes the experimental data for the dependence of the bulk dielectric value of water on ion concentrations in terms of saturated dipoles near ions.

Graphical abstract: A new lattice Monte Carlo simulation for dielectric saturation in ion-containing liquids

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 09 Feb 2015, accepted on 17 Mar 2015 and first published on 17 Mar 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00336A
Author version
available:
Download author version (PDF)
Soft Matter, 2015,11, 3566-3571

  •   Request permissions

    A new lattice Monte Carlo simulation for dielectric saturation in ion-containing liquids

    X. Duan and I. Nakamura, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 3566
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00336A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements