The system-size dependence of computed mutual diffusion coefficients of multicomponent mixtures is investigated, and a generalized correction term is derived. The generalized finite-size correction term was validated for the ternary molecular mixture chloroform/acetone/methanol as well as 28 ternary LJ systems. It is shown that only the diagonal elements of the Fick matrix show system-size dependency. The finite-size effects of these elements can be corrected by adding the term derived by Yeh and Hummer (J. Phys. Chem. B2004, 108, 15873-15879). By performing an eigenvalue analysis of the finite-size effects of the matrix of Fick diffusivities we show that the eigenvector matrix of Fick diffusivities does not depend on the size of the simulation box. Only eigenvalues, which describe the speed of diffusion, depend on the size of the system. An analytic relation for finite-size effects of the matrix of Maxwell-Stefan diffusivities was developed. All Maxwell-Stefan diffusivities depend on the system size, and the required correction depends on the matrix of thermodynamic factors.
- Transport properties