Computational study of Au-4 cluster on a carbon nanotube with and without defects using QM/MM methodology

Diana Barraza-Jimenez, D. H. Galvan, Alvaro Posada-Amarillas, Manuel Alberto Flores-Hidalgo, Daniel Glossman-Mitnik, Miguel Jose-Yacaman

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Abstract

We use ONIOM (QM/MM) methodology to carry out geometry calculations in a 4-atom nanocluster supported by an (8, 8) armchair carbon nanotube with and without defects employing LSDA/SDD for the QM system and UFF for MM. In two particular cases, defects were added in the carbon nanotube wall. These defects are a double oxygenated vacancy (Vac2O2) and a double vacancy but without oxygen which creates two pentagons and an octagon. Our results show how geometries using QM/MM and energies calculations carried out with QM, change on both the gold nanocluster and the carbon nanotube. In addition, an application of ONIOM methodology in a comparative study to predict behavior of structures as hybrid materials based in carbon nanotubes combined with gold nanoclusters is shown. In this work we examine geometry changes on both the gold nanocluster and the carbon nanotube. A comparison is made with the binding energy resulting values as well as with the orbital energies such as the frontier orbitals HOMO and LUMO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4885-4891
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Modeling
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gold cluster
  • Oxygenated vacancies
  • QM/MM
  • SDD
  • Vacancies CNT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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