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Sphere - Plate - Sintering

3D Lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation

  • conserved-order-parameter Ising model with nearest neighbor (NN) interaction JNN

  • f.c.c. lattice (12NNs; JNN/kTc = 0.40837)

  • here: JNN/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.