Ab-Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Hydrous Silicate Systems

  • Markus Pöhlmann
  • Andreas Meyer
  • Magali Benoit
  • Walter Kob
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We use ab initio molecular dynamics simulations in order to understand the dissolution and diffusion of water in bulk amorphous silica. These simulations are driven in the liquid state at temperatures where the systems can be brought to equilibrium. In the equilibrated state we are able to investigate hydrogen diffusion mechanisms in the time window present days' molecular dynamics simulations can offer. Quenches of selected configurations to ambient temperatures allow comparisons of the obtained structure with experimental results. In this article we describe the setup of such kind of simulation on the Hitachi SR8000-F1 and give a brief overview of some results that have already been presented in two scientific articles [1, 2].


Maximum Entropy Method Plane Mode Convergence Study Imaginary Time Quantum Monte Carlo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Pöhlmann
    • 1
  • Andreas Meyer
    • 1
  • Magali Benoit
    • 2
  • Walter Kob
    • 2
  1. 1.Physik-Department E13Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Laboratoire des VerresUniversité Montpellier IIMontpellier Cedex 05France

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