Impact dynamics of molecular clusters on surfaces: Fragmentation patterns and anisotropic effects

@inproceedings{Tomsic2003ImpactDO,
  title={Impact dynamics of molecular clusters on surfaces: Fragmentation patterns and anisotropic effects},
  author={Anna Tomsic and Hartmut Schroeder and K. L. Kompa and Christoph R Gebhardt},
  year={2003}
}
The fragmentation dynamics of (H2O)1032 clusters colliding with a repulsive surface at incident velocities of 1753 m/s and 2909 m/s, corresponding to kinetic energies of 0.5 and 1.5 times the cluster binding energy, has been examined in a classical molecular dynamics simulations study. The results show a large anisotropy in the energy redistribution inside the cluster upon impact, which leads to asymmetric fragmentation, starting in the leading part of the cluster. The low-mass region of the… CONTINUE READING