Melting via molecular dynamics simulations

Download (PDF)

Licensed according to this deed.

Published on

Abstract

In this assignment you will use MD simulations to study melting in metals using the nanoMATERIALS simulation tool in nanoHUB. You will create atomistic models for bulk Al and a nanoparticle and use MD simulations to heat them up and study their evolution. You can visualize the atomic configuration as the temperature is increased and after melting. From the results of the simulation you can obtain the melting temperature and the heat of fusion.

Bio

Ale Strachan research group page.

Credits

Simulations powered by: nanoMATERIALS simulation tool

Sponsored by

Network for Computational Nanotechnology

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Alejandro Strachan (2015), "Melting via molecular dynamics simulations," http://nanohub.org/resources/22025.

    BibTex | EndNote

Tags