Thickness induced structural transition in suspended fcc metal nanofilms

Anwar Hasmy, Ernesto Medina

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The isobaric molecular dynamics simulations and the embedded atom method were utilized to reproduce the structural transition from (001) to (111) in Au nanofilms observed in experiments at a critical film thickness. High temperature was not required in this transition. It was found that in suspended films the structural transition was generic to other metal nanofilms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number096103
Pages (from-to)961031-961034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes


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