Molecular Dynamics Simulation Of Thermal Processes For Selected Nano-Structures

Min, Tjun Kit (2018) Molecular Dynamics Simulation Of Thermal Processes For Selected Nano-Structures. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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The core premise of this thesis is the adoption of molecular dynamics (MD) in simulating and measuring three different nanoscale systems. namely (i) epitaxial graphene growth on 6H-SiC (0001) surface induced by simulated annealing, (ii) free-standing silicene subjected to extensive thermal heating, and (iii) wurtzite ZnO slab which is subjected to simulated annealing. Epitaxial growth of graphene on the (0001) surface of 6H-SiC substrate is simulated via molecular dynamics using LAMMPS code. A specially designed protocol to reconstruct the surface via a simulated annealing procedure, is prescribed to simulate the epitaxial graphene formation on the substrate surface. Two empirical potentials, the Tersoff potential and the TEA potential are used in the MD simulations to investigate and compare the growth mechanisms resulted. Results obtained from MD simulated in this thesis show that TEA potential is more accurately in describing the growth process of graphene formation, in which the result is generally more physical and realistic. Graphene is shown in the MD simulation using TEA potential to be accurate at an annealing temperature of

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QC Physics > QC170-197 Atomic physics Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Fizik (School of Physics) > Thesis
Depositing User: HJ Hazwani Jamaluddin
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2021 06:44
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 06:44

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