The simulation model that we will use in this module is as follows.
The adsorbate (surface) consists of a flat plane at the bottom of the simulation cell. The simulation cell measures tall and the surface is in area.
Up to two different gases (A and B) can be present. These gases have the same properties, but can interact differently with the adsorbate.
The key quantities that need to be specified are:
1. Temperature of the simulation. This is actually RT, given in the same units as epsilon.
2. Pressure of gas A (and of gas B, if present), given by a logarithmic slider control.
3. "epsilon" () which controls the interaction energy between a gas molecule and the adsorbate. If there are two gases present, they can interact with the adsorbate differently - .
The adsorption module measures the excess amount of each adsorbed gas, as well as the total potential energy of all the particles present (including their interaction with the surface.) It also provides the density profile of the adsorbed gas - the amount of gas present at various distances perpendicular to the adsorbate.