Modelling the interaction of graphene oxide using an atomistic-continuum model
In this paper, we construct a continuum model for graphene oxide based upon the Lerf-Klinowski structure to investigate the interaction forces between sheets of graphene oxide. We use the Lennard-Jones potential and coulombic potential to determine the total potential energy between sheets of graphene oxide. We analytically calculate the interaction forces within the system using sums of hypergeometric functions. Our model is then modified to investigate different levels of hydration and oxidation within the system. Our investigations are reconstructed using the LAMMPS molecular dynamics simulator and we find that the analytical solution quickly and effectively calculates results that match well against our simulation data and values taken from literature.