Potential Analysis in Nanoturning of Single Crystal Silicon Using Molecular Dynamics
Molecular dynamics simulations of the single crystal silicon nanoscale cutting with a diamond tool in ductile mode are carried out to investigate the adhesion phenomenon. After relaxation the silicon atoms on the surface reconstruct to make the potential decrease. The silicon atoms close to the diamond tool have the lowest potential (<-5.5 eV) and form a stable structure with surface atoms on the tool surface.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
Y. C. Liang et al., "Potential Analysis in Nanoturning of Single Crystal Silicon Using Molecular Dynamics", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 3236-3239, 2011