Control of the nanoparticle assembly on metalized carbon nanotubes

Date: 12 October 2016

Venue: UAntwerpen, Campus Groenenborger, Building U, room U.241 - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen (route: UAntwerpen, Campus Groenenborger)

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Condensed Matter Theory

Short description: CMT seminar presented by Rebeca de Aquino

Metallic nanoparticles are known to bind to different compounds and nanomaterials and to be able to enhance their properties such as electrical conductivity and sensing capabilities. Metalized hybrid materials are highly desirable in nanoelectronics, optics, and biochemistry and have a wide range of applicability. In order to improve the properties of such materials, we investigate through molecular dynamics simulations the deposition, clustering, and distribution of metallic nanoparticles using carbon nanotubes as substrates. We found that the properties of the nanoparticles can be controlled by varying the nanotube chirality and radius and the temperature of the system.

CMT seminar presented by Rebeca de Aquino from CMT

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