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dc.contributor.authorPan, Heng
dc.contributor.authorGrigoropoulos, Costas
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:58:43Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:58:43Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-14
dc.identifier.citationPan H, Grigoropoulos C (2014) Crystallization in nano-confinement seeded by a nanocrystal—A molecular dynamics study. Journal of Applied Physics 115: 104307. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4868465.
dc.identifier.issn0021-8979
dc.identifier.issn1089-7550
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4868465
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597909
dc.description.abstractSeeded crystallization and solidification in nanoscale confinement volumes have become an important and complex topic. Due to the complexity and limitations in observing nanoscale crystallization, computer simulation can provide valuable details for supporting and interpreting experimental observations. In this article, seeded crystallization from nano-confined liquid, as represented by the crystallization of a suspended gold nano-droplet seeded by a pre-existing gold nanocrystal seed, was investigated using molecular dynamics simulations in canonical (NVT) ensemble. We found that the crystallization temperature depends on nano-confinement volume, crystal orientation, and seed size as explained by classical two-sphere model and Gibbs-Thomson effect. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport to this work by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is acknowledged.
dc.publisherAIP Publishing
dc.titleCrystallization in nano-confinement seeded by a nanocrystal—A molecular dynamics study
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Applied Physics
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri 65409, USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA


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