Study of angular influence of C3H5+ ion deposition on polystyrene surfaces using molecular dynamics simulations

Inkook Jang, Boris Ni, Susan B. Sinnott

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Classical molecular dynamics simulations were used to examine the influence of incident angle on the interaction of polyatomic hydrocarbon ion (C3H5+) with the polystyrene surfaces. The reactive empirical bond order method developed by Tersoff and parametrized by Brenner was used to determine the forces. The results showed that in only 2% of the trajectories intact ions scatter from the surface and the ions dissociate in 61% of the trajectories at normal incidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-568
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology, Part A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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