Numerical Study of the Size-Dependent Melting Mechanisms of Nickel Nanoclusters

@inproceedings{Neyts2009NumericalSO,
  title={Numerical Study of the Size-Dependent Melting Mechanisms of Nickel Nanoclusters},
  author={Erik C Neyts and Annemie Bogaerts},
  year={2009}
}
Molecular dynamics simulations were used to investigate the size-dependent melting mechanism of nickel nanoclusters of various sizes. The melting process was monitored by the caloric curve, the overall cluster Lindemann index, and the atomic Lindemann index. Size-dependent melting temperatures were determined, and the correct linear dependence on inverse diameter was recovered. We found that the melting mechanism gradually changes from dynamic coexistence melting to surface melting with… CONTINUE READING

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