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Single Crystal Formation in Micro/Nano-Confined Domains by Melt-Mediated Crystallization without Seeds
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Heng Pan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Wan Shou
Abstract

Using molecular dynamics (MD) simulation, we study the characteristics of unseeded crystallization within nano/microscale confining domains. It is demonstrated that unseeded crystallization can yield single crystal domains facilitated by the confinement effects. The stochastic nature of this process and the mechanisms leading to single crystal formation are revealed. A phenomenological model has been developed and tailored by MD simulations, which was applied to quantitatively evaluate the effects of domain size and processing laser pulse width on single crystal formation.

Department(s)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Center/Lab(s)
Center for High Performance Computing Research
Document Type
Article - Journal
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text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2015 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
5-1-2015
Citation Information
Heng Pan and Wan Shou. "Single Crystal Formation in Micro/Nano-Confined Domains by Melt-Mediated Crystallization without Seeds" Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Vol. 48 Iss. 22 (2015) ISSN: 0022-3727
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heng-pan/11/