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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 19, Number 10
BKCSDE 19(10)
October 20, 1998 

Molecular Dynamics simulation Study on Segmental Motion in Liquid Normal Butane
Song Hi Lee, Han Soo Kim
We present results of molecular dynamic (MD) simulations for the segmental motion of liquid n-butane as the base case for a consistent study for conformational transition from one rotational isomeric state to another in long chains of liquid n-alkanes. The behavior of the hazard plots for n-butane obtained from our MD simulations are compared with that for n-butane of Brownian dynamics study. The MD results for the conformational transition of n-butane by a Poisson process form the total first passage times are different from those from the separate t-g and g-t first passage times. This poor agreement is probably due to the failure of the detailed balance between the fractions of trans and gauche. The enhancement of the transitions t-g and g-t at short time regions are also discussed.
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