Single crystal growth via a grain rotation mechanism within amorphous matrix

TitleSingle crystal growth via a grain rotation mechanism within amorphous matrix
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFang JX, Kong P, Ding BJ, Song XP, Han Y, Hahn H, Gleiter H
Journal TitleApplied Physics Letters
Volume93
Pages153115
Date Published10/01
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0003-6951
Accession NumberISI:000260125100086
Keywordsmetals, nanoparticles, ORIENTED ATTACHMENT, phase
Abstract

The molecular dynamics simulations were applied to study the crystallization of Ag from an amorphous matrix. The results show that the spontaneously crystallized nuclei interact with the amorphous phase, undergoing a rotation and realignment process, promote the crystallization of amorphous phase, and finally form a single crystalline nanostructure. Our results not only provide a system for the theoretical study on the amorphous formation and its function in the crystal growth but also break a path for producing single crystals. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics. [DOI: 10.1063/1.3001576]

DOI10.1063/1.3001576
Alternate JournalAppl. Phys. Lett.