2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
▲ [9p-Z05-8] van der Waals density functional study of simple molecules adsorption on borophene
Keywords:borophene, adsorption, DFT
To provide an insight into the adsorption behavior of borophene, we study the interactions of β12 borophene towards five hazardous gases namely CO, NO, NH3, NO2, and CO2 using van der Waals density functionals method. Among considered gases, CO2 is physisorbed meanwhile other gases have chemically bonding with β12 borophene. Notably, NO2 exhibits its superior interaction with borophene, suggesting the potential of borophene in sensing or capturing this gas. Besides, we take into account the effects of vdW correlation models and constraint of geometry. We found that the adsorption energies given by vdW-DFs increase as the order of vdW-DF1»vdW-DF2 < optPBE-vdW < rev-vdW-DF2 and CO and NH3 are likely to be susceptible with the constraint on geometry of borophene.
In this presentation, we also provide the details of orbital hybridization between atomic orbitals of boron and molecular orbitals of molecules by COOP, PDOS and vibrational analysis; thereby, elucidating the adsorption mechanism, the origin of preferable adsorption site and redshift of molecules’ stretching modes. The results are expected to benefit experiments related to this topic in the very near future.