# Kris's Research Notes

## August 27, 2012

### VLS Nanowire Simulations – C Bonds

Filed under: KMC, Nanowire — Kris Reyes @ 5:30 pm

In this note, we continue to study the effect of energy parameters on VLS nanowire growth. Here we examine the role of the $\gamma(B,C)$ and $\gamma(C,C)$ bonds, the liquid-solid and solid-solid bond strengths, respectively.

## August 24, 2012

### VLC Nanowire Simulations — B Bonds

Filed under: KMC, Nanowire — Kris Reyes @ 4:40 pm

This note is a follow-up to our previous one, and continues to explore the effect of the energy parameters in the resulting structure after attempting to grow nanowires by VLS method. In this note, we vary the bonds $\gamma(B, B)$ and $\gamma(B, C)$ — i.e. the strength between liquid-liquid and liquid-solid bonds.

## August 23, 2012

### Reaction Events

Filed under: KMC, Nanowire — Kris Reyes @ 9:53 pm

In this note, we describe a new reaction event which is incorporated in our model in order to correctly simulate VLS nanowire growth.