Wang, YT (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, State Key Lab Theoret Phys, 55 East Zhongguancun Rd,POB 2735, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China.
; Shi, Rui
; Wang, Yanting] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Theoret Phys, State Key Lab Theoret Phys, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
In the absence of an external electric field, it has already been known that ion clusters are formed instantaneously in moderately concentrated ionic solutions. In this work, we use molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to investigate the changes of structural, dynamic, and transport properties in a sodium chloride solution under an external electric field from the ion cluster perspective. Our MD simulation results indicate that, with a strong external electric field E (>= 0.1 V/nm) applied, ion clusters become smaller and less net charged, and the structures and dynamics as well as transport properties of the ion solution become anisotropic. The influence of the cluster structure and shell structure to transport properties was analyzed and the Einstein relation was found invalid in this system.
Ren, G,Shi, R,Wang, YT. Structural, Dynamic, and Transport Properties of Concentrated Aqueous Sodium Chloride Solutions under an External Static Electric Field[J]. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B,2014,118(16):4404-4411.