Simulation of depositions of a lennard-jones cluster on a crystalline surface

Kuniyasu Saitoh, Hisao Hayakawa

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Depositions of amorphous Lennard-Jones clusters on a crystalline surface are numerically investigated. From the results of the molecular dynamics simulation, we found that the deposited clusters exhibit a transition from multilayered adsorption to monolayered adsorption at a critical incident speed. Employing the energy conservation law, we can explain the behavior of the ratio of the number of atoms adsorbed on the substrate to the cluster size. The boundary shape of the deposited cluster depends strongly on the incident speed, and some unstable modes grow during the spread of the deposited cluster on the substrate. We also discuss the wettability between different Lennard-Jones atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1094
Number of pages14
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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