Atomistic thin film growth using extended time scale techniques

Professor Roger Smith, Loughborough University

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Nov 02, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM


MAB 119

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One of the major drawbacks of using molecular dynamics atomistic simulation techniques is that the time scales that are accessible are generally limited to nanoseconds. This is OK for modelling some processes such as cascade induced radiation damage in solids or sputtering of particles from surfaces but for longer time scales other methods must be used. In radiation effects in solids, or in the growth of solid thin films, after the initial impact event the system then evolves through relatively rare events. The problem is that many of these rare events are impossible to predict in advance so a Monte Carlo procedure based on pre-defined event tables are inappropriate. The talk will review some of the methods available for extending timescales and discuss  applications of the methods to the growth of solid thin films such as used for coatings on window glass or spectacle lenses.

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