Simulation of SIMS for monomer and dimer of lignin under the assumption of thermal decomposition using QMD method,
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金沢大学理工研究域物質化学系The thermal decomposition of the monomer and dimer of lignin has been simulated by a quantum molecular dynamics (DMD) method. In the calculation, we controlled the total energy of the system using Nóse-Hoover thermostats in the total energy range of 0.69-0.95 eV, and the sampling position data with a time step of 0.5 fs were carried out up to 3000 (1.5 ps) or 5000 (2.5 ps) steps in ab initio and semiempirical MO methods, respectively. We obtained the thermally decomposed fragments with positive, neutral and negative charges from SCF MO calculation at each data of the last MD step, and simulated the fragment distribution of the monomer and dimer lignins from the last step in 30-40 runs. Simulated mass numbers of positively and negatively charged fragments for lignin monomer and dimer showed considerably good accordance with the experimental results in TOF-SIMS observed by Saito and co-workers. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Applied Surface Science
Applied Surface Science 255(4), 1040-1043, 2008-12-15