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Director - Solvay
Amorphous silica nanoparticles were modeled using a combination of computational techniques at different levels of length scales from ̊angtrom to hundreds of nanometers. Using quantum chemical ab inito methods, force field Monte Carlo methods, reactive force field simulations, and numerical model calculations, including BET theory calculations it was possible to describe and model the physico-chemical properties of amorphous silica. The results are compared to experimental data and a nice adequacy is observed.
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