Melting tungsten nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics study

@article{Moitra2008MeltingTN,
  title={Melting tungsten nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics study},
  author={Amitava Moitra and Sungho Kim and Jeffery Houze and Bohumir Jelinek and Seong Jin Park and R. M. German and Mark F. Horstemeyer and Seong-Gon Kim},
  journal={Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={185406}
}
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… 
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