Adsorption from binary solutions on chemically bonded phases

Borówko, Staszewski
2016 Condensed Matter Physics  
We use density functional theory to investigate adsorption of liquid mixtures on solid surfaces modified with end-grafted chains. The chains are modelled as freely joined spheres. The fluid molecules are spherical. All spherical species interact via the Lennard-Jones (12-6) potential. The Lennard-Jones (9-3) potential describes interactions of solvent molecules with the substrate. We study the relative excess adsorption isotherms, the structure of surface layer and its composition. The impact
more » ... the following parameters on adsorption is discussed: the grafting density, the grafted chain length, interactions of solvent molecules with grafted chains and with the substrate, and the presence of active groups in grafted chains. The theoretical results are consistent with experimental observations.
doi:10.5488/cmp.19.13601 fatcat:c3q53drmtjgnznq2ibsfcvbzki