Grand-canonical quantized liquid density-functional theory in a Car-Parrinello implementation

Christian F.J. Walther, Serguei Patchkovskii, Thomas Heine

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Quantized Liquid Density-Functional Theory (QLDFT) [S. Patchkovskii and T. Heine, Phys. Rev. E 80, 031603 (2009)], a method developed to assess the adsorption of gas molecules in porous nanomaterials, is reformulated within the grand canonical ensemble. With the grand potential it is possible to compare directly external and internal thermodynamic quantities. In our new implementation, the grand potential is minimized utilizing the Car-Parrinello approach and gives, in particular for low temperature simulations, a significant computational advantage over the original canonical approaches. The method is validated against original QLDFT, and applied to model potentials and graphite slit pores.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034110
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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