TITLE

Melting from within

AUTHOR(S)
Cahn, Robert W.
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
Nature;10/11/2001, Vol. 413 Issue 6856, p582
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on a simulation method that explains the processes that trigger melting in solids. Melting temperature for an idealized crystal without surfaces; Vibrational instability in the crystal lattice when the root-eman-square displacement of the atoms reaches a critical fraction.
ACCESSION #
5500729

 

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