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Topic Title: Materials strength: does size matter? nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit tutorial
Topic Summary: A. Strachan, Purdue University. Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series, interactive MD simulations
Created On: 10/15/2007 2:35 PM

 10/15/2007 2:35 PM


Cathy Rohrer

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Joined: 2/6/2007

Tutorial description:
Molecular dynamics (MD) is a powerful technique to characterize the fundamental, atomic-level processes that govern materials behavior and is playing an important role in our understanding of the new phenomena that arises in nanoscale and nanostructured materials and result in their unique properties. This tutorial focuses on the atomic level mechanisms that govern the strength of materials and how they are affected by size and microstructure. In order to provide a hands-on experience we will introduce the use of the "nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit´┐Ż" a general purpose tool for the atomistic simulation of materials available at the nanoHUB. Users will use MD to characterize the deformation of metallic nanowires and analyze and visualize the results. We foresee that such simulations will help students and researchers interested in nanotechnology gain a more intuitive understanding of materials at atomic level.

Citation: A. Strachan, "Materials strength: does size matter? nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit tutorial," Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series, nanoHUB online simulation and more, February 1, 2007.

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