Development of a ReaxFF description for gold

T. T. Järvi, A. Kuronen, M. Hakala, K. Nordlund, A. C.T. Van Duin, W. A. Goddard, T. Jacob

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Atomistic simulations of the chemistry of thiol-gold-systems have been restricted by the lack of interatomic interaction models for the involved elements. The ReaxFF framework already has potentials for hydrocarbons, making it an attractive basis for extending to the complete AuSCH-system. Here, an interatomic potential for gold, based on the ReaxFF framework, is presented and compared to existing gold potentials available in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Järvi, T. T., Kuronen, A., Hakala, M., Nordlund, K., Van Duin, A. C. T., Goddard, W. A., & Jacob, T. (2008). Development of a ReaxFF description for gold. European Physical Journal B, 66(1), 75-79.