Water structures on a Pt(111) electrode from ab initio molecular dynamic simulations for a variety of electrochemical conditions
A structural analysis of solvating water layers on a Pt(111) electrode has been performed based on extensive ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. We have emulated different electrochemical conditions by varying the concentration of hydrogen ions in the water layers, which effectively corresponds to a variation in the electrode potential. We present a detailed analysis of the arrangement and orientation of the water molecules and also address their mobility in the solvation layer.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Frontiers in Molecular Simulation of Solvated Ions, Molecules and Interfaces