Simulation of Quasi-One-Dimensional Wigner Solid Melting in a Parabolic Confinement

Zakharov, M.Y. and Beysengulov, N.R. and Lysogorskiy, Y. and Tayurskii, D.A.

Volume: 110 Pages: 697-701
DOI: 10.1134/S0021364019220016
Published: 2019

A computer simulation of a quasi-one-dimensional Coulomb crystal in a parabolic confinement has been carried out using molecular dynamics. The melting transition has been investigated and critical temperatures have been determined from the behavior of the modified Lindemann parameter, translational correlation function, and structure factor. The values obtained for the critical temperature are in good agreement with the earlier experiment. © 2019, Pleiades Publishing, Inc.

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