Effects of temperature and pressure on the nucleation and growth of silver clusters from supersaturated vapor: A molecular dynamics analysis
Q Wang and H Xie and YS Chen and C Liu, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 31, 1750057 (2017).
The nucleation and growth of silver nanoparticles in the supersaturated system are investigated by molecular dynamics simulation at different temperatures and pressures. The variety of the atoms in the biggest cluster and the size of average clusters in the system versus the time are estimated to reveal the relationship between the nucleation as well as cluster growth. The nucleation rates in different situations are calculated with the threshold method. The effect of temperature and pressure on the nucleation rate is identified as obeying a linear function. Finally, the development of basal elements, such as monomers, dimers and trimmers, is revealed how the temperature and pressure affect the nucleation and growth of the silver cluster.
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