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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A simple and accurate device for early detection of malignancies is paramount for prompt treatment and prevention of metastases. In this study, we describe a novel fabrication method for producing an ordered nanogold-dot array with strong localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and narrow bandwidth. The array was used as an optical biosensing chip for(More)
The molecular dynamics approach was employed to study the structural characteristics at the interface of water/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), water/poly(methacrylic acid) (PMAA), and poly(2-aminoethylmethacrylamide) (PAEMA). It is found that the water on the PMAA surface shows a significant increase in the density at the interface, with a greater number(More)
Coarse-grained molecular dynamics (CGMD) simulation was employed to investigate how stable chondroitin sulfate-graft-polycaprolactone (CS-PCL, CP) copolymers self-assemble into micelles in an aqueous environment. Three types of CP containing low (2.4%), medium (6.3%), and high (18.7%) PCL contents (denoted L-CP, M-CP, and H-CP, respectively) in which PCL(More)