In this paper, we propose coarse-grained single-site (CGSS), wall-CO 2, and CO 2-CO 2 interaction potential models to study the structure of carbon dioxide under confinement. The CGSS potentials are used in an empirical potential based quasi-continuum theory, EQT, to compute the center-of-mass density and potential profiles of CO 2 confined inside different size graphite slit pores. Results obtained from EQT are compared with those obtained from all-atom molecular dynamics (AA-MD) simulations, and are found to be in good agreement with each other. Though these CGSS interaction potentials are primarily developed and parameterized for EQT, they are also used to perform coarse-grained molecular dynamics (CG-MD) simulations. The results obtained from CG-MD simulations are also found to be in reasonable agreement with AA-MD simulation results.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry