Interactions between Capped Nanocrystals in Vacuum and Solution
P. Schapotschnikow, R. Pool, T.J.H. Vlugt
Delft University of Technology, NL
molecular simulation, gold nanocrystals, surfactants, solvent effects, potential of mean force
We calculate the potential of mean force between gold nanocrystals of different sizes capped by alkyl thiol of different legths. A wide range of scenarios can be deduced: (i) Aggregation and precipitation (solution) and/or formation of a superlattice (vacuum); (ii) Aggregation and fusion; (iii) Solvation.
Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract