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A New Interaction Force Model of Gold Nanorods Derived by Molecular Dynamics Simulation

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School of Engineering, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1293; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071293
Received: 10 June 2020 / Revised: 26 June 2020 / Accepted: 29 June 2020 / Published: 1 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Interfaces Based Nanotechnology)
Interactions between nanoparticles is one of the key factors governing their assembly for ordered structures. Understanding such interactions between non-spherical nanoparticles and developing a quantitative force model are critical to achieving the ordered structures for various applications. In the present study, the non-contact interactions of two identical gold nanorods (AuNRs) with different aspect ratios have been studied by molecular dynamics simulation. A new interaction potential and force model for two nanorods approaching side-by-side has been proposed as a function of particle surface separation and their relative orientation. In addition, the interaction potentials of two nanorods approaching in other typical orientation configurations (i.e., crossed, head-to-head and head-to-side) have also been investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: gold nanorods; interaction force model; molecular dynamics simulation; orientation configurations gold nanorods; interaction force model; molecular dynamics simulation; orientation configurations
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Yang, P.; Zeng, Q.; Dong, K.; Zhu, H.; Yu, A. A New Interaction Force Model of Gold Nanorods Derived by Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 1293.

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