Simulating the Shapes of Nanoflakes

Have you ever been told that every snowflake is unique? By the tiniest of degrees perhaps, but within each snowflake lies a universal six-sided symmetry that emerges from the orderly pattern of water molecules as they crystallize.

To predict how grain boundaries form and spread as nanoflakes grow, researchers led by Yong-Wei Zhang at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) developed computer simulations providing molecule-by-molecule replays of nanoflake growth.

The A*STAR researchers contributing to this research are from the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).

Read the full article published on A*STAR Research.