Self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators

Cuixia Wang, Chao Zhang, Jin Wu Jiang, Ning Wei, Harold S. Park, Timon Rabczuk

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Abstract

Inspired by macroscale self-assembly using the higher order resonant modes of Chladni plates, we use classical molecular dynamics to investigate the self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators. We find that water molecules can assemble into water chains and that the location of the assembled water chain can be controlled through the resonant frequency. More specifically, water molecules assemble at the location of maximum amplitude if the resonant frequency is lower than a critical value. Otherwise, the assembly occurs near the nodes of the resonator provided the resonant frequency is higher than the critical value. We provide an analytic formula for the critical resonant frequency based on the interaction between water molecules and graphene. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the water chains assembled by the graphene nanoresonators have some universal properties including a stable value for the number of hydrogen bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110466-110470
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number112
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Wang, C., Zhang, C., Jiang, J. W., Wei, N., Park, H. S., & Rabczuk, T. (2016). Self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators. RSC Advances, 6(112), 110466-110470. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra22475j

Self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators. / Wang, Cuixia; Zhang, Chao; Jiang, Jin Wu; Wei, Ning; Park, Harold S.; Rabczuk, Timon.

In: RSC Advances, Vol. 6, No. 112, 2016, p. 110466-110470.

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Wang, C, Zhang, C, Jiang, JW, Wei, N, Park, HS & Rabczuk, T 2016, 'Self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators', RSC Advances, vol. 6, no. 112, pp. 110466-110470. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra22475j
Wang C, Zhang C, Jiang JW, Wei N, Park HS, Rabczuk T. Self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators. RSC Advances. 2016;6(112):110466-110470. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra22475j
Wang, Cuixia ; Zhang, Chao ; Jiang, Jin Wu ; Wei, Ning ; Park, Harold S. ; Rabczuk, Timon. / Self-assembly of water molecules using graphene nanoresonators. In: RSC Advances. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 112. pp. 110466-110470.
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