J.D.F, P.D.R., and M.F.C. acknowledge support from the U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division for supporting the portions of this work related to the design of molecular dynamics computational experiments and the analysis/models describing the results. M.F.C. acknowledges the computational resources of the UT/ORNL National Institute for Computational Sciences. S.R.H. was supported by an appointment under the Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) program, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under contract number DE-AC05–06OR23100 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Signatures of the Rayleigh-Plateau Instability Revealed by Imposing Synthetic Perturbations on Nanometer-Sized Liquid Metals on Substrates†
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 35, pages 8768–8772, August 27, 2012
How to Cite
Fowlkes, J., Horton, S., Fuentes-Cabrera, M. and Rack, P. D. (2012), Signatures of the Rayleigh-Plateau Instability Revealed by Imposing Synthetic Perturbations on Nanometer-Sized Liquid Metals on Substrates . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 8768–8772. doi: 10.1002/anie.201202113
- Issue published online: 22 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAR 2012
- U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
- molecular dynamics;
- thin films
Multiscale patterning must be realized to harness the action of precisely arrayed nanoscale ensembles at practical meso- and microscales. Self- and directed assembly methods hold promise toward achieving arrays of nanoparticles with both precise interparticle spacing and tailored nanoparticle shape. Nanometer scale dewetting of 10 Å thick liquid copper films supported on graphite were investigated by molecular dynamics simulations.