Molybdenum disulfide and water interaction parameters

M Heiranian and YB Wu and NR Aluru, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 147, 104706 (2017).

DOI: 10.1063/1.5001264

Understanding the interaction between water and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is of crucial importance to investigate the physics of various applications involving MoS2 and water interfaces. An accurate force field is required to describe water and MoS2 interactions. In this work, water-MoS2 force field parameters are derived using the high-accuracy random phase approximation (RPA) method and validated by comparing to experiments. The parameters obtained from the RPA method result in water-MoS2 interface properties (solid-liquidwork of adhesion) in good comparison to the experimental measurements. An accurate description of MoS2-water interaction will facilitate the study of MoS2 in applications such as DNA sequencing, sea water desalination, and power generation. Published by AIP Publishing.

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