Eugene Ustinov

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We present for the first time in the literature a new scheme of kinetic Monte Carlo method applied on a grand canonical ensemble, which we call hereafter GC-kMC. It was shown recently that the kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) scheme is a very effective tool for the analysis of equilibrium systems. It had been applied in a canonical ensemble to describe(More)
Nine non-noble-metal catalysts (NNMCs) from five different laboratories were investigated for the catalysis of O(2) electroreduction in an acidic medium. The catalyst precursors were synthesized by wet impregnation, planetary ball milling, a foaming-agent technique, or a templating method. All catalyst precursors were subjected to one or more heat(More)
In this paper, we present an analysis of argon adsorption in cylindrical pores having amorphous silica structure by means of a nonlocal density functional theory (NLDFT). In the modeling, we account for the radial and longitudinal density distributions, which allow us to consider the interface between the liquidlike and vaporlike fluids separated by a(More)
A new approach based on the nonlocal density functional theory to determine pore size distribution (PSD) of activated carbons and energetic heterogeneity of the pore wall is proposed. The energetic heterogeneity is modeled with an energy distribution function (EDF), describing the distribution of solid-fluid potential well depth (this distribution is a(More)
This paper presents a refined technique to describe two-dimensional phase transitions in dense fluids adsorbed on a crystalline surface. Prediction of parameters of 2D liquid-solid equilibrium is known to be an extremely challenging problem, which is mainly due to a small difference in thermodynamic functions of coexisting phases and lack of accuracy of(More)
This paper presents a thermodynamic analysis of capillary condensation phenomena in cylindrical pores. Here, we modified the Broekhoff and de Boer (BdB) model for cylindrical pores accounting for the effect of the pore radius on the potential exerted by the pore walls. The new approach incorporates the recently published standard nitrogen and argon(More)
Kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) simulations were carried out to describe the vapour-liquid equilibria of argon at various temperatures. This paper aims to demonstrate the potential of the kMC technique in the analysis of equilibrium systems and its advantages over the traditional Monte Carlo method, which is based on the Metropolis algorithm. The key feature of(More)
We present results of application of the kinetic Monte Carlo technique to simulate argon adsorption on a graphite surface at temperatures below and above the triple point. We show that below the triple point the densification of the adsorbed layer with loading results in the rearrangement of molecules to form a hexagonal structure, which is accompanied by(More)