MEAM (Modified Embedded Atom Method) Potential Generated for Tungsten.
The MEAM potential has been used to model Tungsten nanoparticles and sintering mechanism of those nanoparticles.
A detailed description of how to generate a MEAM potential is available in Phys. Rev. B 46, 2727-2742 (1992).
To use these potentials, follow LAMMPS instructions at http://lammps.sandia.gov/.
We use LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator) code to test the potentials. It is a open source code available at http://lammps.sandia.gov/ for more information go to the web site.
The above potential file are in LAMMPS specific format.
To run Lammps with MEAM potentials you need three files (2 potential files as shown above, and one input file). If you want to specify the atomic positions in a separate file, then you need four files.
- W.library.meam => MEAM potential file
- W.meam => MEAM potential file
- W.in.meam => contains input parameters for the LAMMPS run
- W.pos => contains the atomic positions of the system
To execute the example run you should have W.library.meam, W.meam, W.pos, W.in.meam in the same directory. If your LAMMPS executable is named lmp_exec then you can execute the following command to begin the run.
lmp_exec < W.in.meam