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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Roger
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Michael Lee
dc.dateSeptember 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:18:08Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:18:08Z
dc.date.issued1988-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23318
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA molecular dynamics digital simulation was used to investigate the sputtering yields from both liquid and solid metal targets. The system consisted of 1.0 keV Argon ions bombarding Rhodium targets. The embedded atom method of calculating potentials was used with a modified Moliere/Morse potential function. The yields from the solid and liquid targets were compared with the liquid showing a slightly higher yield than the solid. The liquid was simulated by random displacements of the atoms from a solid crystal lattice. Changing the seed, used by the random number generator to produce the liquid, effected the sputtering yield similar to moving the impact point. Four different sampling methods were investigated which produced similar results. Hence, the models described in this thesis should provide a basis for general sputtering simulations of liquids.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/moleculardynamic00fish
dc.format.extent68 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA molecular dynamics simulation study of liquid metal targets using the embedded atom methoden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWoehler, Karlheinz E.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorMolecular dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.authorLiquidsen_US
dc.subject.authorEmbedded atom methoden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Coast Guarden_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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