MODELING OF NANOFIBERS INTERACTION WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

1 KLICMANOVÁ Iveta
Co-authors:
2 SVESHNIKOV Alexey
Institutions:
1 CTU - Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, EU
2 Institute of Physics, CAS, Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Conference:
7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 14th - 16th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
292-295
ISBN:
978-80-87294-59-8
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
11th January 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Nanomaterials change our life. Every day they find applications in new branches of technology. At the same time, some branches of technology, like civil engineering, are rather conservative and do not accept new approaches lightly. Nanotextiles exhibit a number of qualities that make them a promising material for civil engineering applications. They can potentially play a role of filters, protective layers, armature and others. Properties of the nanotextiles can be significantly influenced by parameters of technological process. Pure experimental search of the optimal technological parameters to achieve the desired properties of the final material can be very tedious. Thus, a theoretical dependence of the properties of the nanotextile on parameters of the technological process must be established. Two independent tasks must be solved for this: the dependence of nanotextile structure on technological parameters, and determination of physical, chemical or biological properties of a nanotextile of a given structure. In this paper we discuss steps necessary for the solution of the second task.Nanotextile is a material with extremely large porosity, which makes standard macroscopic models for the description of its properties inappropriate. Thus, any successful model must be based on the specific structure of the nanotextile. After the structure is known the next step is to understand all important interactions between nanofibers and the environment. The set of such interactions depend on the problem under consideration. Finally, the properties of the material should be determined as a numerical solution of the corresponding 3D model.

Keywords: van der Waals, DLVO potential, Monte Carlo simulations
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