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Molecular dynamic simulation is used to investigate the adsorption mechanism of water molecules surrounding Au nanoparticles with different sizes. Our results show that the adsorption mechanism of the water molecules in the first water shell will be influenced by the size of the Au nanoparticle. For the larger Au nanoparticles, the hydrogen bonding of water(More)
The interactions and reduction mechanisms of O2 molecule on the fully oxidized and reduced CeO2 surface were studied using periodic density functional theory calculations implementing on-site Coulomb interactions (DFT + U) consideration. The adsorbed O2 species on the oxidized CeO2 surface were characterized by physisorption. Their adsorption energies and(More)
Mechanical properties of ultrathin zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires of about 0.7-1.1 nm width and in the unbuckled wurtzite (WZ) phase have been carried out by molecular dynamics simulation. As the width of the nanowire decreases, Young's modulus, stress-strain behavior, and yielding stress all increase. In addition, the yielding strength and Young's modulus of(More)
A spin-polarized density functional theory calculation was carried out to study the adsorption of NH(x) species (x = 1-3) on a TiO2 anatase (101) surface with and without hydroxyl groups by using first-principles calculations. It was found that the present hydroxyl group has the effect of significantly enhancing the adsorption of monodentate adsorbates(More)
Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), a mesoscopic simulation approach, has been used to investigate the chain length effect on the structural property of the immiscible polyethylene (PE)/poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) polymer in a polymer blend and in a system with their diblock copolymer. In this work, the interaction parameter in DPD simulation, related to the(More)
Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), a mesoscopic simulation approach, has been used to investigate the effect of the arrangement of the microstructure and the effect of the volume fraction on the structural properties of the immiscible polyethylene (PE)/poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) polymer in the triblock copolymer system. In this work, the interaction parameter(More)
A molecular dynamics simulation of water molecules through a Au nanotube with a diameter of 20 A at bulk densities 0.8, 1, and 1.2 gcm(3) has been carried out. The water molecules inside a nanoscale tube, unlike those inside a bulk tube, have a confined effect. The interaction energy of the Au nanotube wall has a direct influence on the distribution of(More)
We have elucidated the mechanism of CO oxidation catalyzed by gold nanoparticles through first-principle density-functional theory (DFT) calculations. Calculations on selected model show that the low-coordinated Au atoms of the Au(29) nanoparticle carry slightly negative charges, which enhance the O(2) binding energy compared with the corresponding bulk(More)
Different type of polymers miscibility has been induced great interest, owing to its relevance to the understanding of processing and performance properties of blends containing different type of polymers. In this article, we investigate the microstructure of poly(L-lactide) (PLLA)/polyethylene (PE) blends. The simulation method is adopted molecular(More)