King Chun Lai

Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Condensed Matter

kclai [at]

ORCID: 0000-0003-2764-356X

Advisor: Prof. J. W. Evans

Research Interest:
Nanostructure Modeling, Computational Simulations, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Multiscale Modeling.

Recent Publications:

Dapeng Jing, Ann Lii-Rosales, King C. Lai, Qiang Li, Jaeyoun Kim, Michael Tringides, James Evans, Patricia Thiel. Non-equilibrium growth of metal clusters on a layered material: Cu on MoS2. New J. Phys. 2020. (Accepted)

Peter M. Spurgeon, King C. Lai, Yong Han, James W. Evans, and Patricia A. Thiel. Fundamentals of Au(111) Surface Dynamics: Coarsening of 2D Au Islands. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124(13), pp7492-7499.

Ann Lii-Rosales, Yong Han, King C. Lai, Dapeng Jing, Michael C. Tringides, James W. Evans, and Patricia A. Thiel. Fabricating Fe nanocrystals via encapsulation at the graphite surface. J. Vacuum Sci. & Tech. A 2019, 37, 061403.

Linxia Wan, King C.Lai, Li Huang, James W. Evans, Yong Han. Low-index surface energies, cleavage energies, and surface relaxations for crystalline NiAl from first-principles calculations. Surf. Sci. 2020, 695, 121532.

King C. Lai, James W. Evans. Complex oscillatory decrease with size in diffusivity of {100}-epitaxially supported 3D fcc metal nanoclusters. Nanoscale 2019, 11, 17506-17516.

King C. Lai, Yong Han, Peter Spurgeon, Wenyu Huang, Patricia A. Thiel, Da-Jiang Liu, James W. Evans. Reshaping, Intermixing, and Coarsening for Metallic Nanocrystals: Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanical and Coarse-Grained Modeling. Chem. Rev. 2019, 119 (11), 6670-6768.

King C. Lai, Xun Zha, James W. Evans, and Alex Travesset. Structure of Polydisperse fcc Nanocrystals: Implications for Crystal Fractionalization. J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123 (14), pp. 9528-9537.

Yong Han, King C.Lai, Ann Lii-Rosales, Michael C. Tringides, James W.Evans, Patricia A.Thiel. Surface energies, adhesion energies, and exfoliation energies relevant to copper-graphene and copper-graphite systems. Surf. Sci. 2019, 658, pp 48-58.

King C. Lai and James W. Evans. Reshaping and sintering of 3D fcc metal nanoclusters: Stochastic atomistic modeling with realistic surface diffusion kinetics. Phys. Rev. Materials 2019, 3, 026001.

King C. Lai, Da-Jiang Liu,Patricia A. Thiel and James W. Evans. Modeling of Diffusivity for 2D Vacancy Nanopits and Comparison with 2D Adatom Nanoislands on Metal(100) Surfaces Including Analysis for Ag(100). J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (21), pp 11334–11344.

King C. Lai,James W. Evans and Da-Jiang Liu. Communication: Diverse nanoscale cluster dynamics: Diffusion of 2D epitaxial clusters. J. Chem. Phys. 2017, 147, 201101.

King C. Lai, Da-Jiang Liu, and James W. Evans. Diffusion of two-dimensional epitaxial clusters on metal (100) surfaces: Facile versus nucleation-mediated behavior and their merging for larger sizes. Phys. Rev. B 2017, 96, 235406.