Molecular dynamics simulation of brittle fracture in silicon

Swadener, J.G., Baskes, M.I. and Nastasi, M. (2002). Molecular dynamics simulation of brittle fracture in silicon. Physical Review Letters, 89 (8),


The fracture process involves converting potential energy from a strained body into surface energy, thermal energy, and the energy needed to create lattice defects. In dynamic fracture, energy is also initially converted into kinetic energy. This paper uses molecular dynamics (MD) to simulate brittle frcture in silicon and determine how energy is converted from potential energy (strain energy) into other forms.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mechanical engineering & design
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Additional Information: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Brittle Fracture in Silicon J. G. Swadener, M. I. Baskes, and M. Nastasi Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 085503 – Published 6 August 2002.
Uncontrolled Keywords: molecular,dynamics,simulation of brittle,silicon
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Published Date: 2002-08-06
Authors: Swadener, J.G. ( 0000-0001-5493-3461)
Baskes, M.I.
Nastasi, M.



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