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An equation of state for associating liquids is presented as a sum of three Helmholtz energy terms: Lennard-Lones (LJ) segment (temperature-dependent hard sphere + dispersion), chain (increment due to chain formation), and association (increment due to association). This equation of state has been developed by extending Wertheim's theory obtained from a(More)
We present a review of experimental, theoretical, and molecular simulation studies of confinement effects on freezing and melting. We consider both simple and more complex adsorbates that are confined in various environments (slit or cylindrical pores and also disordered porous materials). The most commonly used molecular simulation, theoretical and(More)
This work focuses on the dynamic properties and energetics of the protein/peptide drug during its transport through carbon nanotubes (CNTs). A systematic study was performed on the interaction between the peptide and the CNTs. In the molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, the protein/peptide molecule Zadaxin is observed to be encapsulated inside the nanotube(More)
We apply a simulation protocol based on the reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) method, which incorporates an energy constraint, to model porous carbons. This method is called hybrid reverse Monte Carlo (HRMC), since it combines the features of the Monte Carlo and reverse Monte Carlo methods. The use of the energy constraint term helps alleviate the problem of the(More)
We investigate the physical meaning of coarse-grained beads generated by coarse graining of nonbonded particles such as solvent molecules in a solution. Starting from the partition function, we analytically coarse grain an N-particle fluid to a system containing N-2 of the original particles plus a bead representing the two remaining particles. As a direct(More)
Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the adsorption of benzene on atomistic silica surfaces and in cylindrical nanopores. The effect of temperature and surface chemistry is addressed by studying the adsorption of benzene at 293 and 323 K on both fully and partially hydroxylated silica surfaces or nanopores. We also consider the(More)
Phenomena that occur only at high pressures in bulk phases are often observed in nanopores, suggesting that the pressure in such confined phases is large. We report a molecular simulation study of the pressure tensor of an argon nanophase within slit-shaped carbon pores and show that the tangential pressure is positive and large, while the normal pressure(More)
Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations are performed to study the adsorption of water in single-walled (6:6), (8:8), (10:10), (12:12), and (20:20) carbon nanotubes in the 248-548 K temperature range. At room temperature the resulting adsorption isotherms in (10:10) and wider single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNs) are characterized by negligible water(More)
Using calculations from first principles, we found that water can dissociate over defective sites in graphene or nanotubes following many possible reaction pathways, some of which have activation barriers lower than half the value for the dissociation of bulk water. This reduction is caused by spin selection rules that allow the system to remain on the same(More)