Nucleation of Si and Ge by rapid cooling using molecular-dynamics simulation

Yanping Xiao, Teruaki Motooka, Ryo Teranishi, Shinji Munetoh

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The recrystallization processes of supercooled Si and Ge melts were investigated using molecular-dynamics (MD) simulations. The incubation time Ti defined as the cooling time period to obtain 10% recrystallization of supercooled melts is found to be minimum when temperature is around 0.7Tm (Tm: melting temperature for both of crystal Si and Ge). The MD results suggest that 0.7Tm is an optimum annealing temperature to enhance the nucleation rate in the growth processes of Si and Ge films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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