A reactive empirical bond order (REBO) potential for hydrocarbon-oxygen interactions

Boris Ni, Ki Ho Lee, Susan B. Sinnott

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The expansion of the second-generation reactive empirical bond order (REBO) potential for hydrocarbons, as parametrized by Brenner and co-workers, to include oxygen is presented. This involves the explicit inclusion of C-O, H-O, and O-O interactions to the existing C-C, C-H, and H-H interactions in the REBO potential. The details of the expansion, including all parameters, are given. The new, expanded potential is then applied to the study of the structure and chemical stability of several molecules and polymer chains, and to modelling chemical reactions among a series of molecules, within classical molecular dynamics simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7261-7275
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number41
StatePublished - Oct 20 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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