Melting tungsten nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics study

  title={Melting tungsten nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics study},
  author={A. Moitra and S. Kim and J. Houze and B. Jelinek and S. Park and R. German and M. Horstemeyer},
  journal={Journal of Physics D},
  • A. Moitra, S. Kim, +5 authors S. Kim
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry, Physics
  • Journal of Physics D
  • We report a molecular dynamics simulation of melting of tungsten (W) nanoparticles. The modified embedded atom method interatomic potentials are used to describe the interaction between tungsten atoms. The melting temperature of unsupported tungsten nanoparticles of different sizes are found to decrease as the size of the particles decreases. The melting temperature obtained in this study is approximately a decreasing function of inverse radius, in good agreement with the predictions of… CONTINUE READING
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