Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Self-rotation Effects on Ultra- precision Polishing of Single-crystal Copper

YH Yang and HW Zhao and L Zhang and MK Shao and HD Liu and H Huang, AIP ADVANCES, 3, 102106 (2013).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4824625

Understanding the behaviors of the material removal mechanism of ultra- precision polishing process has been a critical issue of generating well-formed surface. In order to make clear the abrasive self-rotation effects on material removal at the atomic level, a three-dimensional molecular dynamics (MD) model is conducted to study the mechanics of ultra-precision polishing on single-crystal copper with a diamond abrasive and the effects of abrasive self-rotation velocity and direction. Morse potential energy function and EAM potential energy function are applied to model the copper/diamond and copper/copper interactions, respectively. The simulation results show that the deformation mechanism of single-crystal copper is due to the formation and movement of dislocations in the specimen. In addition, with the increasing of abrasive self-rotation velocity, the deformation mechanism falls from cutting to plowing regimes. The abrasive self-rotation velocity and direction have effects on the morphology and quality of the specimen surface, distribution and evolution of defects under the surface of the specimen. Also, the interatomic force between abrasive and specimen is studied to account for the effects of different polishing conditions. (C) 2013 Author(s). All article content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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