Volume 13, Issue 3
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Nanoparticle Interactions with a Planar Wall: Does Shape Matter?

Andreas Fuchs ,  David Kauzlaric ,  Andreas Greiner ,  Sauro Succi and Jan. G. Korvink

10.4208/cicp.391011.260112s

Commun. Comput. Phys., 13 (2013), pp. 900-915.

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  • Abstract

We investigate the hydrodynamic interactions of spherical colloidal nano particles and nano tetrahedra near a planar wall by means of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of rigid particles within an all-atom solvent. For both spherical and nano-tetrahedral particles, we find that the parallel and perpendicular components of the local diffusion coefficient and viscosity, show good agreement with hydrodynamic theory of Faxe´n and Brenner. This provides further evidence that low perturbations from sphericality of a nanoparticle’s shape has little influence on its local diffusive behaviour, and that for this particular case, the continuum theory fluid dynamics is valid even down to molecular scales.


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Published online: 2013-03

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