Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of the Structural Evolution in the Cu-Ni Coalescence Induced by Ni Heterocluster
Molecular dynamics with an embedded atom method was used to study the coalescence of heteroclusters at different temperatures. The coalescences between heteroclusters and homoclusters were compared. The results showed that: the coalesced complex of two liquid heteroclusters separated into two small droplets at or above a certain temperature which was much higher than the melting temperature of each cluster. When the temperature was lower than the value, the ordered alignment on the close packed (111) facet was induced by Ni cluster. These phenomena did not occur during the homoclusters coalescence.
Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi
G. J. Li et al., "Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of the Structural Evolution in the Cu-Ni Coalescence Induced by Ni Heterocluster", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 395-398, 2011