Solvent Effects in Adsorption of Capping Molecules to Nanocrystals
R. Pool, P. Schapotschnikow, T.J.H. Vlugt
Delft University of Technology, NL
molecular simulation, gold nanocrystals, self-assembled monolayers, adsorption
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.
Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract