Friction model to describe cluster bombardment

Kathleen E. Ryan, Michael F. Russo, Edward J. Smiley, Zbigniew Postawa, Barbara J. Garrison

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Short time molecular dynamics simulations were performed to model C 60 and Au 3 bombardment of an amorphous water sample in the projectile energy range of 5-120 keV. A previously proposed friction model has been applied to describe the fundamental motion of a projectile during cluster bombardment of a solid. This simple analytical model uses a definition of friction on a single particle to describe the cluster movement through a medium. Although the mathematics of the friction model vary among systems, the projectile motion and energy deposition of a single particle into the sample as well as the reactive environment created is close to that of C 60 bombardment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-896
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 15 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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