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**Sphere-plate sintering**

**3D-lattice kinetic Monte Carlo simulation**
conserved-order-parameter Ising model with nearest neighbor (NN) interaction J_{NN}
f.c.c. lattice (12 NNs; 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 (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.**