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Temperature effects on the hydrophobic force between two graphene-like surfaces in liquid water

Samanta, Tuhin and Bagchi, Biman (2018) Temperature effects on the hydrophobic force between two graphene-like surfaces in liquid water. In: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 130 (3).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12039-018-1433-4


Water-mediated, effective, long-range interaction between two hydrophobic surfaces immersed in water is of great importance in natural phenomena. We perform the molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the effect of temperature on the attractive force between two graphene-like hydrophobic surfaces in SPC/E water. We systematically calculate the force between two hydrophobic surfaces at different inter-wall separations (d) and subsequently determine the correlation lengths at different temperatures. A significant change in the strength of the attractive hydrophobic force is observed with the variation of temperature. The correlation length of effective hydrophobic force increases on lowering the temperature. We also examine the temperature effects on the behavior of confined water molecules by computing the density and orientational profiles. The analyses of these profiles suggest that the layering of water molecules induced by surfaces decreases with increase in temperature of the system. Critical dewetting distance (d(c)), where drying transition phenomenon occurs, shifts to the lower value of d upon cooling.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2018 18:27
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 18:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59453

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