Recent advances in Many Body Dissipative Particles Dynamics simulations of liquid-vapor interfaces

  • Aziz Ghoufi
  • Janine Emile
  • Patrice Malfreyt
Colloquium

DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2013-13010-7

Cite this article as:
Ghoufi, A., Emile, J. & Malfreyt, P. Eur. Phys. J. E (2013) 36: 10. doi:10.1140/epje/i2013-13010-7

Abstract

Many Body Dissipative Particles Dynamics (MDPD) simulation is a novel promising mesoscopic method to model the liquid-vapor interfaces. Based upon works of Paganobarraga and Frenkel (J. Chem. Phys. 15, 5015 (2001)) and Trofimov (J. Chem. Phys. 117, 9383 (2002)) and of Warren (Phys. Rev. E 68, 066702 (2003)) this method has been critically reviewed during this last decade. We propose here to give an overview of the Many Body Dissipative Particles Dynamic simulation within the framework of the liquid-vapor interfaces. We recall the theoretical background of MDPD and we present some recent results of systems of interest such as water liquid-vapor interfaces and salt effect on water surface tension. Additionally we discuss the ability of MDPD to capture the mechanisms at the mesoscopic scale through the formation of micelles and the coalescence of a nanodroplet water on water surface.

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Keywords

Soft Matter: Interfacial Phenomena and Nanostructured Surfaces 

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aziz Ghoufi
    • 1
  • Janine Emile
    • 1
  • Patrice Malfreyt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Physique de RennesUniversité Rennes 1RennesFrance
  2. 2.Institut de Chimie de Clermont-FerrandICCFClermont-FerrandFrance

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