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EAM potential for MD simulation Cu-Ag alloy

Yipeng Tang
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Tennessee

Utilities an embedded-atom method (EAM) potential to construct for Ag atoms and Cu atoms, and Cu-Ag alloy with different concentrations of Cu. EAM potential is applied according to molecular dynamics. Calculate the potential to reproduce lattice parameters, cohesive energy, and elastic constants of the alloy. The results show that, with the increase of copper content, the values and trends of the alloy are consistent with those in the literature and obtained, which proves that EAM potential is a reasonable construction for metal and alloy.1

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  • cyan = Cu
  • white = Ag


1. Landa A., Wynblatt P., Johnson E. and Dahmen U., 2000, 48, 2557

posted: May 2022.
updated: May 2022.