Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials
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Simulation of the fractal metal films formation

D.V. Ivanov1, S.A. Vasilyev1,2, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov1, E.V. Romanovskaia3, V.A. Anofriev1, V.A. Koshelev1, A.S. Antonov1,4

1 Tver State University
2 Merzhanov Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science RAS
3 Belarusian State Technological University
4 Tver State Agricultural Academy

DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2020.12.424

Original article

Abstract: In this work, molecular dynamics method and the tight binding potential was used to simulate the process of the molecular beam epitaxy in order to determine regularities in the formation of fractal metal films on a solid surface. Copper was used as a substrate, the film was formed from gold atoms. The possibility of formation of fractal structures in an island gold film on the copper surface is shown. Various analytical methods using the Gwyddion software product have used to analyze a range of changes in the fractal dimension under different conditions of molecular dynamics experiment.

Keywords: molecular beam epitaxy, molecular dynamics modeling, tight-binding potential, fractal dimension, gold, copper

  • Dmitry V. Ivanov – postgraduate student of the General Physics Department, Tver State University
  • Sergey A. Vasilyev – Junior Researcher of Management of Scientific Research, Tver State University, Junior Researcher, Laboratory of High-Energy Methods for the Synthesis of Ultrahigh-Temperature Ceramic Materials (Laboratory № 16) Merzhanov Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science RAS
  • Nickolay Yu. Sdobnyakov – Ph. D., Docent of the General Physics Department, Tver State University
  • Elena V. Romanovskaia – Ph. D., Assistant of the Department of Chemistry, Technology of Electrochemical Production and Electronic Engineering Materials, Belarusian State Technological University
  • Vitaly A. Anofriev – 4 th year student, General Physics Department, Tver State University
  • Vladimir A. Koshelev – 4 th year student, General Physics Department, Tver State University
  • Alexander S. Antonov – Ph. D., Researcher, Tver State University, Senior Lecturer, Tver State University, Senior Lecturer Tver State Agricultural Academy

Reference:

Ivanov, D.V. Simulation of the fractal metal films formation / D.V. Ivanov, S.A. Vasilyev, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov, E.V. Romanovskaia, V.A. Anofriev, V.A. Koshelev, A.S. Antonov // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials. – Tver: TSU, 2020. — I. 12. — P. 424-437. DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2020.12.424. (In Russian).

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