Hu-Jun Qian

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We discuss the description of water and hydration effects that employs an approximate density functional theory, DFTB3, in either a full QM or QM/MM framework. The goal is to explore, with the current formulation of DFTB3, the performance of this method for treating water in different chemical environments, the magnitude and nature of changes required to(More)
IBIsCO is a parallel molecular dynamics simulation package developed specially for coarse-grained simulations with numerical potentials derived by the iterative Boltzmann inversion (IBI) method (Reith et al., J Comput Chem 2003, 24, 1624). In addition to common features of molecular dynamics programs, the techniques of dissipative particle dynamics (Groot(More)
Comprehensive three-dimensional dissipative particle dynamics simulations are carried out to elucidate the diffusion mechanism of a strongly adsorbed polymer chain on a solid surface in dilute solutions. We find Rouse and reptation dynamics for polymer chain diffusing on smooth and rough surfaces (with obstacles or sticking points), respectively. Combining(More)
Multiscale modeling of a polymeric system is a challenging task in polymer physics. Here we introduce a bottom-up and then top-down scheme for the simulation of polyethylene (PE). The coarse-grained numerical potential for PE is derived through an automatic updating program by mapping its radial distribution function (RDF) from the Lowe-Andersen temperature(More)
Quantum chemical molecular dynamics simulations of graphene nucleation on the Ni(111) surface show that graphene creates its own step-edge as it forms. This "step-edge self-assembly" is driven by the formation of thermodynamically favorable Ni-C σ-bonds at the graphene edge. This dynamic aspect of the Ni(111) catalyst is in contrast to the commonly accepted(More)
Quantum chemical molecular dynamics (QM/MD) simulations of ensembles of C(2) molecules on the Ni(111) terrace show that, in the absence of a hexagonal template or step edge, Haeckelite is preferentially nucleated over graphene as a metastable intermediate. The nucleation process is dominated by the swift transition of long carbon chains toward a fully(More)
Ab initio coupled cluster and density functional theory studies of atomic hydrogen addition to the central region of pyrene and coronene as molecular models for graphene hydrogenation were performed. Fully relaxed potential energy curves (PECs) were computed at the spin-unrestricted B3LYP/cc-pVDZ level of theory for the atomic hydrogen attack of a center(More)
The influence of polymerization on the phase separation of binary immiscible mixtures has been investigated by the dissipative particle dynamics simulations in two dimensions. During polymerization, the bulk viscosity increases, which consequently slows down the spinodal decomposition process. The domain size growth is monitored in the simulations. The(More)
Lowe-Andersen (LA) temperature controlling method [C. P. Lowe, Europhys. Lett. 47, 145 (1999)] is applied in a series of mesoscopic polymer simulations to test its validity and efficiency. The method is an alternative for dissipative particle dynamics simulation (DPD) technique which is also Galilean invariant. It shows excellent temperature control and(More)
The dynamic fullerene self-assembly process during benzene combustion was studied using classical Reactive Force Field (ReaxFF) nonequilibrium molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. In order to drive the combustion process, the hydrogen to carbon (H/C) ratio was gradually reduced during the course of the MD simulations. Target temperatures of 2500 and 3000 K(More)