Researchers See Complex Atomic Choreography as Crystals Melt

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Simulations reveal what happens when crystals melt from the insi

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Conga lines of atoms wend their way through a crystal, their numbers growing as more and more atoms join the migration. The worm-like lines of atoms randomly converge, forming tangles that evolve into droplets of liquid that signal the beginning of the complicated process known as melting.

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Conga lines of atoms wend their way through a crystal, their numbers growing as more and more atoms join the migration. The worm-like lines of atoms randomly converge, forming tangles that evolve into droplets of liquid that signal the beginning of the complicated process known as melting.

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atoms, crystal, melting, simulation
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  • Created On: Feb 1, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:03pm