Non-sequential adsorption of diffusing disks: an effective medium approach

J. Faraudo, J. Bafaluy

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In this work we analyze the irreversible adsorption kinetics of a diluted suspension of diffusing hard disks onto a flat surface. The analysis is performed both by simulations and theoretically by an effective medium approach. The simulation scheme is a grand-canonical algorithm not based on the widely used approximation of sequential adsorption. The effective medium approach takes into account, in a self-consistent way, non-sequential effects which strongly affect the kinetics of the process. This formalism leads to an integro-differential evolution equation coupled to an integral equation for the density of free gaps remaining at the adsorbing line. Such equations are solved numerically and compared to simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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