A large number of two-dimensional atomic crystals have emerged in recent years. The interatomic potential is a fundamental ingredient for the simulation of these atomic crystals. This book provides the parameters of the Stillinger-Weber potential for 156 two-dimensional atomic crystals, which will help readers to efficiently start up their simulations.Go to the book
We parametrize the Stillinger-Weber potential for 156 two-dimensional atomic crystals (TDACs). Parameters for the Stillinger-Weber potential are obtained from the valence force field (VFF) model following the analytic approach (Nanotechnology. 2015;26:315706), in which the valence force constants are determined by the phonon spectrum. The Stillinger-Weber potential is an efficient nonlinear interaction and is applicable for numerical simulations of nonlinear physical or mechanical processes. The supplemental resources for all simulations in the present work are available online in http://jiangjinwu.org/sw, including a Fortran code to generate crystals’ structures, files for molecular dynamics simulations using LAMMPS, files for phonon calculations with the Stillinger-Weber potential using GULP, and files for phonon calculations with the valence force field model using GULP.