Molecular dynamic simulations of atom-cluster collision processes

Ismo Napari*, Hanna Vehkamäki, Kari Laasonen

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Monomer-cluster collisions in Lennard-Jones (LJ) argon systems with the condensational process were studied using molecular dynamics simulation. The condensational aspects of the nucleation process and evaporation of argon cluster were considered. The estimated time between collisions of dimers and monomers at the saturation vapor pressure of argon at T=80K was about 1 ns. The results for probability of formation of clusters, the lifetime of the clusters and the condensation coefficient as a function of the target cluster, colliding monomer and collision geometry were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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