Simulation of Cluster Sintering, Dipolar Chain Formation, and Ferroelectric Nanoparticulate Systems

  • Anna Grünebohm
  • Alfred Hucht
  • Ralf Meyer
  • Denis Comtesse
  • Peter Entel
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


Magnetic and ferroelectric nanoparticles are subjects of increasing basic research for future technologies. In this work Fe and Ni clusters and near-ferroelectric TiO\(_2\) clusters have been chosen as representatives in order to discuss fundamental issues such as sintering of magnetic and near-ferroelectric clusters as well as configurations resulting from cluster agglomeration due to magnetic dipolar interactions.


Magnetic Nanoparticles Sinter Process Interparticle Distance Agglomeration Process Anatase Particle 
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We thank M. Fendrich who prepared the start configuration for the sinter simulations of Ni nanoparticles, and S. Buschmann who worked on the dipolar nanoparticles. Computation time was granted by the John-von-Neumann Institute of Computing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Grünebohm
    • 1
  • Alfred Hucht
    • 1
  • Ralf Meyer
    • 2
  • Denis Comtesse
    • 1
  • Peter Entel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Duisburg-Essen, and CENIDEDuisburgGermany
  2. 2.Laurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

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