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Mohammad Solimannejad

Mohammad Solimannejad

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0617-8689
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6701740031
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Toxic volatile organic compounds sensing by Al2C monolayer: A first-principles outlook
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Al2C monolayer VOCs Molecular dynamics Sensor
Year
2021
Journal Journal of Hazardous Materials
DOI
Researchers rezvan rahimi ، Mohammad Solimannejad ، Ajay chaudhari

Abstract

Adsorption and detection performance of two-dimensional Al2C monolayer for four toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) viz. acetaldehyde, ethylene oxide, vinyl chloride, and benzene are investigated using firstprinciples calculations based on the periodic density functional theory. The band gap of Al2C nanosheet is changed substantially from 0.9 eV to 0.52, 1.41, 1.57, and 0.42 eV upon interaction with acetaldehyde, ethylene oxide, vinyl chloride, and benzene molecules respectively. The Al2C nanosheet maintains its semiconductor properties even after the adsorption of the four VOCs. The adsorption energy of four typical toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) viz. acetaldehyde, ethylene oxide, vinyl chloride, and benzene on the Al2C monolayer is in a range of -1.972 eV to -2.244 eV, which is higher than the adsorption energies obtained for several other VOCs adsorbed on different materials. Larger VOCs adsorption energies on Al2C monolayer obtained here may lead to adsorption of more VOC molecules on the material and consequently enhanced sensitivity. The results of ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) calculations for the studied complexes confirm their stability under the considered conditions of the simulation. Pristine Al2C monolayer might be a superior adsorbent and a promising sensing medium for toxic VOCs in real applications.