Special Issue "Advances in Computer Simulation Studies on Crystal Growth"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2016)
Dr. Hiroki Nada
Environmental Management Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
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Interests: molecular simulations; potential models; crystal growth mechanisms; morphology controls; polymorphism; surfaces and interfaces; ice and water; biomineralization; antifreeze proteins; functional molecules
Crystals are indispensable in our daily lives and in our technology. Many kinds of crystallized products, such as salt, sugar, and fat crystals, are used in cooking. Electronic devices are made from semiconductor crystals. Crystals play an important role in both life and the global environment. Living organisms produce mineral crystals to keep biogenic activity. Snow and ice crystals formed in nature play a crucial role in climate change. For most of the topics related to crystals, which include the above examples, crystal growth is an important research area.
Owing to recent progress in the performance of computers, studies on crystal growth using comuputer simulations have become increasingly important. Using computer simulations, we can analyze and predict various aspects of crystal growth process, such as growth mechanisms and nucleation mechanisms, as well as the structures and dynamics of surfaces and interfaces, and pattern formation.
The current Special Issue of Crystals provides a unique forum for discussion and presentation of recent advances in computer simulation studies on crystal growth. Scientists and Engineers working in the related fields are invited to present their work in this issue.
The topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as examples. The volume is open for any advanced topics related to Computer Simulations on Crystal Growth.
Dr. Hiroki Nada
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- Computer simulation
- Molecular dynamics simulation
- Monte Carlo simulation
- First-principles simulation
- Phase-field simulation
- Crystal growth
- Surface and interface
- Pattern formation