ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
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Regular Article
Estimation of Solid-liquid Interfacial Energy from Gibbs-Thomson Effect: A Molecular Dynamics Study
Ryo HashimotoYasushi ShibutaToshio Suzuki
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2011 Volume 51 Issue 10 Pages 1664-1667


Solid-liquid interfacial energies of chromium and nickel are estimated from a Gibbs-Thomson relation. Molecular dynamics simulation shows that there is a critical temperature dividing shrinking or growing of a freestanding spherical crystal in the undercooled melt and the critical temperature is negatively correlated with inverse of crystal radius, which is regarded as the Gibbs-Thomson effect. The solid-liquid interfacial energies are then estimated from the proportional coefficient, to be 0.304 Jm–2 for chromium and 0.256 Jm–2 for nickel, respectively.

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