EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 15, 2011LAM14 - XIV Liquid and Amorphous Metals Conference
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Liquid metals and alloys|
|Published online||18 May 2011|
Structure of free surface crystallization of Hg: a first attempt
Laboratoire de Physique des Milieux Denses, Université Paul-Verlaine, 1. Bd. F. Arago, 57 078 Metz, France
Oscillatory density profiles (DP) are a well-known feature occurring at the free surfaces of liquid metals. We analyse first the layered structure of Hg at or below the melting temperature with a simple interaction model [J.-M. Bomont and J.-L. Bretonnet, J. Chem. Phys. 124, 054504 (2006)], by molecular dynamics simulation in slab geometry. Then, by investigating the in-plane structure, some state transitions are observed. In particular, crystalline planes, whose axes are tilted by several degrees from the surface normal, appear and seem to be signalized by flat DP.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2011
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.