Capillary instability in nanowire geometries.

  title={Capillary instability in nanowire geometries.},
  author={Timofey Frolov and W. Craig Carter and Mark Asta},
  journal={Nano letters},
  volume={14 6},
In this study, we present atomistic simulations and theoretical analyses that reveal a capillary instability that is intrinsic to wetting geometries characteristic of the vapor-liquid-solid mechanism for nanowire growth. The analysis establishes a transition between axisymmetric and tilted wetting configurations that occurs when the triple line geometry… CONTINUE READING