The simulations will be carried out for the specific case of aluminum particles, for which atomistic models have already been successfully implemented in our lab. Oxidation of the particles proceeds on the surface, with an oxide shell surrounding a metallic core. Of special interest will be the characterization of the melting mechanisms and the interplay between the earlier thermal destabilization of the metallic core and the pressure exerted by the still solid shell. Comparison with existing recent measurements will also be attempted.
Florent Calvo, 04 76 51 45 92
Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, BP 87
St Martin d’Heres