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Large-Scale Atomistic Simulations: Investigating Free Expansion

Moore, Stan G.

The experiment investigates free expansion of a supercritical fluid into a two-phase liquid-vapor coexistence region. A huge molecular dynamics simulation (6 billion Lennard-Jones atoms) was run on 5760 GPUs (33% of LLNL Sierra) using LAMMPS/Kokkos software. This improved visualization workflow and started preliminary simulations of aluminum using SNAP machine learning potential.