Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 91, Number 3, September 2020
Advanced Materials for Energy Harvesting, Storage, Sensing and Environmental Engineering (ICOME 2019)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Surfaces and Interfaces|
|Published online||24 September 2020|
Structure, stability, and surface diffusion of clusters: Pt4/Cu (110) AND Au4/Ag (110) surface by molecular dynamics★
Laboratory LS3M, Sultan Moulay Slimane University of Beni Mellal, Polydisciplinary Faculty, 25000 Khouribga, Morocco
2 Laboratory LPMC, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
3 Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Théoriques, UMR 7019, Université de Lorraine - CNRS, Nancy, France
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Received in final form: 14 August 2020
Accepted: 19 August 2020
Published online: 24 September 2020
In this work, molecular dynamics simulations have been used to simulate the behavior of tetramer clusters behavior in Pt4/Cu (110) and Au4/Ag (110) systems, in the temperature range 300-600 K. All activation barriers and formation energies related to different tetramer shapes (4S, 4L, 4T, 4N and 4l) have been calculated by embedded atom method (EAM) at static regime (0 K). From an energetical point of view, the adatoms tend to diffuse via simple jumps and exchange mechanisms leading to a transition between all forms during tetramer diffusion. Statistical analysis after molecular dynamics simulations confirms that the linear 4l shape is more stable and needs high energy to be disintegrated in both systems. The lifetime study of each shape for different temperatures (from 300 K to 600 K) proves that the 4 l form is more stiff, which is in a good agreement with the formation energy predictions.
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