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THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 135, 024102 (2011) The kinetics of homogeneous melting beyond the limit of superheating
 

Summary: THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 135, 024102 (2011)
The kinetics of homogeneous melting beyond the limit of superheating
D. Alfè,1,2,3,4,a)
C. Cazorla,5
and M. J. Gillan1,3,4
1
Thomas Young Centre at UCL, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
2
Department of Earth Sciences, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
3
London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL, London WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom
4
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
5
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
(Received 12 April 2011; accepted 9 June 2011; published online 8 July 2011)
Molecular dynamics simulation is used to study the time-scales involved in the homogeneous melting
of a superheated crystal. The interaction model used is an embedded-atom model for Fe developed
in previous work, and the melting process is simulated in the microcanonical (N, V, E) ensemble.
We study periodically repeated systems containing from 96 to 7776 atoms, and the initial system is

  

Source: Alfè, Dario - Departments of Earth Sciences & Physics and Astronomy, University College London

 

Collections: Physics; Geosciences