Miroslav Rubeš

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A combined experimental-computational approach was used to study the self-organization and microenvironment of 1-methylnaphthalene (1MN) deposited on the surface of artificial snow grains from vapors at 238 K. The specific surface area of this snow (1.1 × 10(4) cm(2) g(-1)), produced by spraying very fine droplets of pure water from a nebulizer into liquid(More)
A novel method, designated as the density functional theory/coupled-cluster with single and double and perturbative triple excitation [DFT/CCSD(T)] correction scheme, was developed for precise calculations of weakly interacting sp(2) hydrocarbon molecules and applied to the benzene dimer. The DFT/CCSD(T) interaction energies are in excellent agreement with(More)
The preferred Cu(+) sites and formation of mono-, di-, and tricarbonyl complexes in the Cu-FER were investigated at the periodic density functional theory level and by means of FTIR spectroscopy. The site-specificity of adsorption enthalpies of CO on Cu-FER and of vibrational frequencies of polycarbonyl complexes were investigated for various Cu(+) sites in(More)
A parameter-free DFT/CCSD(T) correction scheme is proposed for precise calculations (close to CCSD(T) accuracy) of weakly bound molecular solids. The correction scheme has been tested for solid benzene and graphite. The CCSD(T)/CBS correction to planewave DFT calculations reproduces the experimentally determined lattice constants for solid benzene. The(More)
Accurate interaction energies of nonpolar (argon) and polar (water) adsorbates with graphene-based carbon allotropes were calculated by means of a combined density functional theory (DFT)-ab initio computational scheme. The calculated interaction energy of argon with graphite (-9.7 kJ mol(-1)) is in excellent agreement with the available experimental data.(More)
The interaction potential confining the stretching and translational motions of a molecular hydrogen physisorbed on the graphene surface has been calculated by means of the DFT/CC approach. Using a simple adiabatic separation of the stretching and translational motions, a set of effective stretching potentials is generated by performing a "finite box"(More)
The potential energy surfaces of the naphthalene dimer and benzene-naphthalene complexes are investigated using the recently developed DFT/CCSD(T) correction scheme [J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 128, 114 102]. One and three minima are located on the PES of the benzene-naphthalene and the naphthalene dimer complexes, respectively, all of which are of the(More)
Physical adsorption of methane in purely siliceous molecular sieves prepared by a recently discovered synthetic pathway using 2D zeolites as nanoscale building blocks has been investigated by means of combined experimental and theoretical approaches. The DFT/CC-based method has been tested on ADOR zeolites of the UTL family and a few experimentally(More)
The adsorption of CO in metal-organic framework CuBTC material is investigated by a combination of theoretical and experimental approaches. The adsorption enthalpy of CO on CuBTC determined experimentally to be -29 kJ mol(-1) at the zero-coverage limit is in very good agreement with the adsorption enthalpy calculated at the combined DFT-ab initio level with(More)
The interaction of molecular hydrogen with carbon nanostructures is investigated within the DFT/CC correction scheme. The DFT/CC results are compared with the benchmark calculations at the CCSD(T) level of theory for benzene and naphthalene, and at the MP2 level for the more extended systems. The DFT/CC method offers a reliable alternative to the highly(More)