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Predicting low-temperature free energy landscapes with flat-histogram Monte Carlo methods

February 21, 2017
Author(s)
Nathan Mahynski, Marco A. Blanco Medina, Jeffrey R. Errington, Vincent K. Shen
We present a method of predicting the free energy landscape of fluids at low temperatures from flat-histogram grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations performed at higher ones. We illustrate our approach for both pure and multicomponent systems using two

Tuning flexibility to control selectivity in soft porous crystals

January 31, 2017
Author(s)
Nathan Mahynski, Vincent K. Shen
We use flat-histogram Monte Carlo simulations to study how changing the flexibility of soft porous crystals (SPCs) affects their selective adsorption of a binary, size-asymmetric supercritical fluid. Specifically, we consider mesoporous SPCs which have

Modulus--Pressure Equation for Confined Fluids

October 28, 2016
Author(s)
Daniel W. Siderius, Gennady Y. Gor, Vincent K. Shen, Noam Bernstein
Ultrasonic experiments allow one to measure the elastic modulus of bulk solid or fluid samples. Recently such experiments have been carried out on fluid-saturated nanoporous glass to probe the modulus of a confined fluid. In our previous work (J. Chem

Depletion-Driven Crystallization of Cubic Colloids Sedimented on a Surface

May 19, 2016
Author(s)
Harold W. Hatch, William P. Krekelberg, Steven D Hudson, Vincent K. Shen
Cubic colloids, sedimented on a surface and immersed in a solution of depletant molecules, were modeled with a family of shapes which smoothly varies from squares to circles. Using Wang-Landau simulations with expanded ensembles, we observe the formation

Self-Assembly of Trimer Colloids: Effect of shape and interaction range

April 5, 2016
Author(s)
Harold W. Hatch, Seung Y. Yang, Jeetain Mittal, Vincent K. Shen
Trimers with one attractive bead and two repulsive beads, similar to recently synthesized trimer patchy colloids, were simulated with flat-histogram Monte Carlo methods to obtain the stable self-assembled structures for different shapes and interaction

Adsorption, X-ray Diffraction, Photoelectron, and Atomic Emission Spectroscopy Benchmark Studies for the Eighth Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Challenge

February 1, 2016
Author(s)
Daniel W. Siderius, Vincent K. Shen, Raymond D. Mountain, Richard Ross, David B. Aeschliman, Riaz Ahmad, John K. Brennan, Myles L. Brostrom, Kevin A. Frankel, Jonathan D. Moore, Joshua D. Moore, Derrick M. Poirier, Matthias Thommes, Nathan E. Schultz, Kenneth D. Smith
The primary goal of the eighth industrial fluid properties simulation challenge was to test the ability of molecular simulation methods to predict the adsorption of organic adsorbates in activated carbon materials. The challenge focused, in particular, on

The Eighth Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Challenge

February 1, 2016
Author(s)
Daniel W. Siderius, Vincent K. Shen, Raymond D. Mountain, Nathan E. Schultz, Riaz Ahmad, John K. Brennan, Kevin A. Frankel, Jonathan D. Moore, Richard Ross, Matthias Thommes, Kenneth D. Smith
The goal of the eighth industrial fluid properties simulation challenge was to test the ability of molecular simulation methods to predict the adsorption of organic adsorbates in activated carbon materials. In particular, the eighth challenge focused on

Relation Between Pore Size and the Compressibility of a Confi ned Fluid

November 18, 2015
Author(s)
Daniel W. Siderius, Vincent K. Shen, William P. Krekelberg, Gennady Y. Gor, Christopher J. Rasmussen, Noam Bernstein
When a fluid is conned to a nanopore, its thermodynamic properties differ from the properties of a bulk fluid. Measuring certain properties of con fined fluid can provide information about the pore sizes. Here we report a simple relation between the pore

Computational Study of Trimer Self-Assembly and Fluid Phase Behavior

April 24, 2015
Author(s)
Harold W. Hatch, Vincent K. Shen, Jeetain Mittal
The fluid phase diagram of trimer particles composed of one central attractive bead and two repulsive beads was determined as a function of simple geometric parameters using flat-histogram Monte Carlo methods. A variety of self-assembled structures were

Perfluorohexane Adsorption in BCR-704 Faujasite Zeolite Benchmark Studies for the Seventh Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Challenge

January 6, 2014
Author(s)
Richard B. Ross, John K. Brennan, Kevin A. Frankel, Jonathan D. Moore, Raymond D. Mountain, Joshua D. Moore, Riaz Ahmad, Matthias Thommes, Vincent K. Shen, Nathan E. Schultz, Daniel W. Siderius, Kenneth D. Smith
The primary goal of the seventh industrial fluid properties simulation challenge was to test the ability of molecular simulation methods to predict the adsorption of organic adsorbates in zeolitic materials. The challenge focused, in particular, on the

Connection between thermodynamics and dynamics of simple fluids in highly attractive pores

October 25, 2013
Author(s)
William P. Krekelberg, Vincent K. Shen, Daniel W. Siderius, Thomas M. Truskett, Jeffrey R. Errington
We investigate the structural and diffusive dynamics properties of a model fluid in highly-absorptive cylindrical pores. At subcritical temperatures, self diffusion displays three distinct regimes as a function of average pore density ρ: 1) a decrease in

The Seventh Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Challenge

October 8, 2013
Author(s)
Riaz Ahmad, John K. Brennan, Kevin A. Frankel, Jonathan D. Moore, Joshua D. Moore, Raymond D. Mountain, Richard B. Ross, Vincent K. Shen, Nathan E. Schultz, Daniel W. Siderius, Kenneth D. Smith, Matthias Thommes
The primary goal of the seventy industrial fluid properties simulation challenge was to test the ability of molecular simulation methods to predict the adsorption of organic adsorbates in zeolite materials. Zeoliet adsorbents are used in a variety of

Impact of surface roughness on diffusion of confined fluids

October 17, 2011
Author(s)
William P. Krekelberg, Vincent K. Shen, Jeffrey R. Errington, Thomas M. Truskett
Using event-driven molecular dynamics simulations, we quantify how the self diffusivity of confined hard-sphere fluids depends on the nature of the confining boundaries. We explore systems with featureless confining boundaries that treat particle-boundary

The sixth industrial fluid properties simulation challenge

July 28, 2011
Author(s)
F Case, Anne M. Chaka, Jonathan D. Moore, Raymond D. Mountain, Richard Ross, Vincent K. Shen, Eric A. Stahlberg
The sixth industrial fluid properties simulation challenge was held in 2010. The contestants were challenged to predict mutual solubility in liquid-liquid equilibria (LLE) for the PROGLYDE DMM + water system at various temperatures and atmospheric pressure

Molecular Simulation Study of Anisotropic Wetting

March 10, 2010
Author(s)
Eric M. Grzelak, Vincent K. Shen, Jeffrey R. Errington
We study anisotropic wetting in systems governed by Lennard-Jones interactions. Molecular simulation is used to obtain the macroscopic contact angle a fluid adopts on face-centered-, body-centered-, and simple-cubic lattices with the (100), (110), or (111)

Composition and concentration anomalies for structure and dynamics of Gaussian-core mixtures

August 25, 2009
Author(s)
Vincent K. Shen, Mark J. Pond, William P. Krekelberg, Jeffrey R. Errington, Thomas M. Truskett
We report molecular dynamics simulation results for two-component fluid mixtures of Gaussian-core particles, focusing on how tracer diffusivities and static pair correlations depend on temperature, particle concentration, and composition. At low particle

The Fifth Industrial Fluid Properties Simulation Challenge

August 5, 2009
Author(s)
F Case, Anne M. Chaka, J Moore, Raymond D. Mountain, J Olson, Richard Ross, Martin Schiller, Vincent K. Shen, Eric A. Stahlberg
The fifth industrial fluid properties simulation challenge was held in 2008. In it the contestants were challenged to predict specific, industrially relevant, properties of fluid systems, namely the 1-octanol /water partition coefficient and the infinite

Available states and available space: Static properties that predict dynamics of confined fluids

April 8, 2009
Author(s)
Vincent K. Shen, Gaurav Goel, William P. Krekelberg, Mark J. Pond, Jeetain Mittal, Jeffrey R. Errington, Thomas M. Truskett
Although classical density functional theory provides reliable predictions for the static properties of simple equilibrium fluids under confinement, a theory of comparative accuracy for the transport coefficients has yet to emerge. Nonetheless, there is

Pair correlation functions of simple solutes in a Lennard-Jones solvent

November 20, 2008
Author(s)
Yehuda A. Ben Naim, Vincent K. Shen
We have calculated the pair correlation functions for several binary mixtures composed of simple solutes in a Lennard-Jones solvent. In particular, we have studied the solute-solute pair correlation functions and their dependence on the total density, the