Area of Study
Science and Mathematics
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.
Naatz, Sam, "Molecular Dynamics Determination of Edge-Sticking Parameters of Vicinal Ice Crystals" (2014). Summer Research. 221.
University of Puget Sound