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Solvent Effects in Adsorption of Capping Molecules to Nanocrystals

R. Pool, P. Schapotschnikow, T.J.H. Vlugt
Delft University of Technology, NL

Keywords:
molecular simulation, gold nanocrystals, self-assembled monolayers, adsorption

Abstract:
We calculate adsorption isotherms of alkyl thiols on a gold nanocrystal and an extended (111) surface. Moreover, we determine the composition of a capping layer when it is formed from a binary mixture of alkyl thiols with different chain legths. We use this information to sudy the effects of the solvent on the capping layer.


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