Sphere - Plate - Sintering3D Lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation

conserved-order-parameter Ising model with nearest neighbor (NN) interaction J _{NN}

f.c.c. lattice (12NNs; J _{NN}/kT_{c}= 0.40837)

here: J _{NN}/kT = 1.5 (for all particles; no evaporation into the gas phase)

color key (left): coordination number from red (monomers) to purple (12NNs)

color key (right): initial affiliation (red=sphere; green=plate)

number of atoms: 8589 (sphere) + 65536 (plate)

f.c.c. <001>-directions are parallel to the simulation cell axes

time is measured in Monte Carlo steps (MCS)

periodic boundary conditions laterally

further information on sintering at Wikipedia.

Copyright: Lars Röntzsch, Dresden, GERMANY.