Molecular dynamics simulations of nanoparticles and surfactants at oil/water interfaces: A qualitative overview

R. J.K.Udayana Ranatunga, Chuong T. Nguyen, Chi Cheng Chiu, Wataru Shinoda, Steven O. Nielsen

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Abstract

Nanoparticles (NPs) and molecular surfactants are two classes of compounds which spontaneously localize at oil/water interfaces. Industrial and commercial applications of these systems often require precise two-dimensional organization of the localized NPs. An impediment to the realization of such systems is our under-developed understanding of the physics which governs the behavior of NPs in the presence of surfactants. Here we present a range of molecular dynamics simulation studies on non-ionic NP/surfactant systems. Analysis of the results allows us to relate the dispersive interactions of the NPs and surfactants to their physical behavior at oil/water interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmphiphiles
Subtitle of host publicationMolecular Assembly and Applications
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages295-314
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780841226500
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume1070
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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