Surface melting of superheated crystals. Atomistic simulation study

A. Y. Kuksin, G. E. Norman, V. V. Stegailov, and A. V. Yanilkin, Comp Phys Comm, 177, 34-37 (2007).

Melting front velocity dependencies on temperature are calculated using the molecular-dynamics method for the EAM models of Al and Fe as well as for the Lennard-Jones system. Different surface orientations are considered. It is shown that the Broughton–Gilmer–Jackson theory of the collision-limited growth can describe the results obtained. The isochoric bulk solid melting and decay under ultrafast heating is simulated for mono- and polycrystalline models.

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