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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 (12 NNs; 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 (12 NNs)
  • 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 on Wikipedia.

  • Copyright: Dr. Lars Röntzsch, Dresden, GERMANY.