Supercomputing Demystifies How Metals Crystallize at Atomic Scale

Originally published at: Supercomputing Demystifies How Metals Crystallize at Atomic Scale | NVIDIA Developer Blog

Simulations by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have uncovered a new mechanism for freezing in metals, advancing scientists’ understanding of nucleation, the process of gases or liquids cooling into crystalline solids.  Run on 256 NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs on the Lassen supercomputer, the simulations modeled how heated copper solidifies, providing atomic-scale insights into the Ostwald…