Molecular dynamics simulation of the effects of energetic cluster ion impact on solid surface

Z. Insepov, M. Sosnowski, G. H. Takaoka, I. Yamada

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Beams of energetic clusters may provide a unique tool for surface modification. Experimental data on the effects of cluster bombardment are still scarce but Molecular Dynamics Simulation may help guide the research in most promising directions. We modeled Ar cluster impact on gold surface and compared the calculated sputtering yield with the available experimental data at 30 keV. The results confirm the uniqueness of cluster impacts characterized by deposition of very high energy density at the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Synthesis and Processing Using Ion Beams
EditorsAnthony F. Garito, Alex K-Y. Jen, Charles Y-C. Lee, Larry R. Dalton
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558992154
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the MRS 1993 Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherProceedings of the MRS 1993 Fall Meeting
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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