Melting of metal nanowires: molecular dynamics simulation
S.A. Vasilyev, A.Yu. Kartoshkin, M.V. Samsonov, E.V. Dyakova
Tver State University
Abstract: A comparative molecular dynamics study has been carried out of the melting of infinite metallic nanowires and free spherical metallic nanoparticles of the same diameter. It was found that the nanowire is melted at a higher temperature than its spherical analogue as the shape of the nanowire is non-equilibrium. As a result, the melting of the nanowire leads to the loss of its stability, i.e. to the break of the nanowire.
Keywords: metal nanowire, melting, size dependence, molecular dynamics, free nanoparticle.
Vasilyev, S.A. Melting of metal nanowires: molecular dynamics simulation / S.A. Vasilyev, A.Yu. Kartoshkin, M.V. Samsonov et al. // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials: Interuniversity collection of proceedings / Ed. by V.M. Samsonov, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov. – Tver: TSU, 2018. – I. 10. – P. 204-209.
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