A coarse-grained method based on the analysis of short molecular dynamics trajectories for the simulation of non-Markovian dynamics of molecules adsorbed in microporous materials

AM Pintus and A Gabrieli and FG Pazzona and P Demontis and GB Suffritti, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 141, 074109 (2014).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4890743

We developed a coarse-grained model suitable for the study of adsorbed molecules in microporous materials. A partition of the space available to the motion of adsorbed molecules was carried out, which allows to formulate the dynamics in terms of jumps between discrete regions. The probabilities of observing given pairs of successive jumps were calculated from Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations, performed on small systems, and used to drive the motion of molecules in a lattice-gas model. Dynamics is thus reformulated in terms of event-space dynamics and this allows to treat the system despite its inherent non markovity. Despite the assumptions enforced in the algorithm, results show that it can be applied to various spherical molecules adsorbed in the all-silica zeolite ITQ29, establishing a suitable direct bridge between MD simulation results and coarse-grained models. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

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