Realistic, atomistic models of liquid tridecane in broad slits (> 3 nm) and in narrow slits of thickness 1,2 nm and 1,0 nm have been obtained using the Monte Carlo technique. The setup of the models is such that the molecules in the slits are in equilibrium with the bulk liquid. The surfaces of the plates are modelled as two-dimensional arrays of hexagonally packed units having the same size and interaction parameters of a methylene group. The regions adjacent to the plates in slits with thickness > 3 nm are characterized by a well defined tendency to form partially ordered layer structures, while molecules at a distance from the plates larger than 1,5 nm are unperturbed. The simultaneous presence of two plates increases the tendency to form layer structures when their distance is 1,2 nm, while this tendency is almost totally destroyed when the slit is squeezed down to a thickness of 1,0 nm. This is also associated with a 10% decrease of the density in the latter slit.

Molecular Arrangements and Conformations of Liquid Unbranched Alkanes In Narrow Slits

VACATELLO, MICHELE;AURIEMMA, FINIZIA
1993

Abstract

Realistic, atomistic models of liquid tridecane in broad slits (> 3 nm) and in narrow slits of thickness 1,2 nm and 1,0 nm have been obtained using the Monte Carlo technique. The setup of the models is such that the molecules in the slits are in equilibrium with the bulk liquid. The surfaces of the plates are modelled as two-dimensional arrays of hexagonally packed units having the same size and interaction parameters of a methylene group. The regions adjacent to the plates in slits with thickness > 3 nm are characterized by a well defined tendency to form partially ordered layer structures, while molecules at a distance from the plates larger than 1,5 nm are unperturbed. The simultaneous presence of two plates increases the tendency to form layer structures when their distance is 1,2 nm, while this tendency is almost totally destroyed when the slit is squeezed down to a thickness of 1,0 nm. This is also associated with a 10% decrease of the density in the latter slit.
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