A. Ito, Y. Wang, S. Irle, K. Morokuma, and H. Nakamura


Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Chemical Sputtering of Hydrogen Atom on Layer Structured Graphite

Date of publication:

Oct. 2008

Key words:

21 IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, TH/7-1


Chemical sputtering of hydrogen atom on graphite was simulated using molecular dynamics. Especially, the layer structure of the graphite was maintained by interlayer intermolecular interaction. Three kinds of graphite surfaces, flat (0 0 0 1) surface, armchair (1 1 bar{2} 0) surface and zigzag (1 0 bar{1} 0) surface, are dealt with as targets of hydrogen atom bombardment. In the case of the flat surface, graphene layers were peeled off one by one and yielded molecules had chain structures. On the other hand, C2H2 and H2 are dominant yielded molecules on the armchair and zigzag surfaces, respectively. In addition, the interaction of a single hydrogen isotope on a single graphene is investigated. Adsorption, reflection and penetration rates are obtained as functions of incident energy and explain hydrogen retention on layered graphite.

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