Mixed resolution model for C60 cluster bombardment of solid benzene

Paul E. Kennedy, Barbara J. Garrison

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Molecular dynamics simulations of C60 cluster bombardment have been instrumental in elucidating physical phenomena related to the sputtering process; however, chemical phenomena can also play an important role in C 60 cluster bombardment of molecular solids. Therefore, a mixed resolution model of C60 cluster bombardment is being developed, where the reactive zone is represented by an all atom region, and the remaining part of the target is described by a coarse-grained representation. A reactive many body potential describes the interactions among atoms; whereas, pair potentials describe the interactions between coarse-grained beads and between coarse-grained beads and atoms. Solid benzene is used to develop the methodology of blending the potentials. The blending of potentials is evaluated by the differences in the velocities of the pressure waves (generated by the C 60 impact) between the all atom benzene, coarse-grained benzene and the mixed resolution benzene systems. Initial testing with 1 keV C60 cluster bombardment simulations show a smooth transition between regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1564-1567
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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