Molecular-dynamics simulation of radiation damage on copper clusters


Erkoc S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.11, no.5, pp.1025-1032, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183100000869
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Page Numbers: pp.1025-1032

Abstract

The effect of radiation damage on copper clusters has been investigated by performing molecular-dynamics simulation using empirical potential energy function for interaction between copper atoms. The external radiation is modeled by giving extra kinetic energy in the range of 5- 50 eV to initially chosen atom in the cluster. It has been found that the atom having extra kinetic energy dissociates independently from the amount of given energy in the studied range.