Molecular dynamics simulations of radiation damage in metals

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Molecular dynamics simulations of radiation damage in metals

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 7th May 2012
  • Speaker: Graham Galloway (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are directly compared to experimental STM for surface ion bombardment experiments. The MD is shown to match the data well and further information about the damage creation process can be gained. MD is used to study the evolution of the defects including their surface diffusion on short time scales. Some details of my current work on helium clusters in iron under radiation bombardment will also be given.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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