Faculty Advisor

Neshyba, Steven

Area of Study

Science and Mathematics

Publication Date

Summer 2012

Abstract

In simulations reported by Gladich et al., the surface diffusion on the prismatic surface of ice was found to be anisotropic at low temperatures and isotropic at high temperatures in the NE6 model. Our research investigated whether this effect is a true property of ice, or an artifact of NE6 model, by using the TIP4P/2005 and the TIP5P-EW representations. It was found that anisotropy of surface diffusion on the Prismatic facet at low temperatures is model independent. An Arrhenius analysis was also preformed to find the activation energies of diffusion in both models.

Publisher

University of Puget Sound