Supercomputer simulations predict nanopatterns

Supercomputer simulations can now show the nanomanufacturing technique of ion bombardment of metal surfaces and what goes on in trillionths of a second.

The advancement is expected to provide predictive design capability for controlling the surface patterns and stresses in nanotechnology products and lead to more uses of the technique to make new nanoscale products.

The next step is to develop prediction models for nanopattern evolution during ion bombardment, which can guide the nanomanufacturing processes.

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