Sam NaatzFollow

Faculty Advisor

Neshyba, Steven

Area of Study

Science and Mathematics

Publication Date

Summer 2014


I will be investigating the key processes associated with the vicinal growth of ice crystals and how they are manifested at a molecular dynamics level. I will be attempting to find a vicinal edge within the quasi-liquid layer of ice crystals and assigning values to the atomistic edge-sticking parameters k+/-. My research will consist of converting code for vicinal slabs to usable Gromacs files, running MD simulations with these slabs, and analyzing the trajectories. This research will provide valuable insight to the mechanisms behind ice crystal growth and morphology.


University of Puget Sound