Adsorption studies of dimethyl and methyl-ethyl ester molecules on silicene nanoring: Application of DFT study

2019-03-25T06:01:08Z (GMT) by V. Nagarajan R. Chandiramouli

The electronic and adsorption properties of dimethyl and methyl-ethyl ester molecules on a silicene nanoring (SiNR) are studied using first-principles calculations. The adsorption properties of dimethyl and methyl-ethyl ester molecules on the surface of a silicene nanoring is investigated in terms of density of states spectrum, adsorption energy, average energy gap variation, Mulliken charge and Bader charge transfer. The structural stability of the SiNR is ensured using formation energy. The variation in the electron density and energy gap is noticed upon adsorption of dimethyl and methyl-ethyl ester molecules in the SiNR base material compared with its isolated counterpart. The highlights of the present work are silicene nanoring is used as a base material for ester molecule adsorption. The adsorption behavior of ester molecules is studied using energy band structure. The DOS spectrum confirms the transfer of electrons between the SiNR and ester molecules. The findings suggest that a SiNR can be used as a base material for the detection of dimethyl and methyl-ethyl ester molecules.