A molecular dynamics study of the melting of a three-dimensional crystal

  • Cotterill R
  • Jensen E
  • Kristensen W
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Abstract

The motions of individual atoms in a melting three-dimensional fcc Lennard-Jones model crystal have been studied by molecular dynamics. The melting transition is associated with the spontaneous generation of Shockley partial dislocation loops on the close-packed planes. © 1973.

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Authors

  • R. M J Cotterill

  • E. J. Jensen

  • W. D. Kristensen

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