Molecular dynamics modeling of a nanomaterials-water surface interaction

HN Pishkenari and R Keramati and A Abdi and M Minary-Jolandan, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 119, 164302 (2016).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4947189

In this article, we study the formation of nanomeniscus around a nanoneedle using molecular dynamics simulation approach. The results reveal three distinct phases in the time-evolution of meniscus before equilibrium according to the contact angle, meniscus height, and potential energy. In addition, we investigated the correlation between the nanoneedle diameter and nanomeniscus characteristics. The results have applications in various fields such as scanning probe microscopy and rheological measurements. Published by AIP Publishing.

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