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Monte Carlo simulation of nano-particle sintering

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fulian Qiu, Dr Terry Egerton, Dr Ian Cooper


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This paper uses a multi-state Potts model to simulate the sintering of nano-particles by boundary migration and evaporation-condensation. The variables in this simulation are the reduced temperature, a next-nearest neighbour weighting and the ratio of interfacial to surface energy. The effect of these parameters on simulation of sintering of two and three-particle clusters is systematically explored as a basis for the study of more complex aggregates. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Qiu F, Egerton TA, Cooper IL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Powder Technology

Year: 2008

Volume: 182

Issue: 1

Pages: 42-50

ISSN (print): 0032-5910

ISSN (electronic): 1873-328X

Publisher: Elsevier SA


DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2007.05.007


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