Determination of the ground state geometries of copper clusters by simulated annealing
UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Determination of the ground state geometries of copper clusters by simulated annealing. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, 11 (19). pp. 2333-2341. ISSN 0217-9792Full text not available from this repository.
We determine the lowest energy structures of small (10-20 atoms) copper clusters. The semi-empirical Equivalent Crystal Theory (ECT) is used in conjunction with the Metropolis Monte Carlo algorithm to determine the equilibrium geometry of each cluster via simulated annealing. The optimum structures of the clusters in this size range are found to be derived from icosahedral structures. The 13-atom cluster is an icosahedron and the 19-atom one a double-icosahedron. The other sizes show structures related to these. The 10-and 11-atom clusters, however, show somewhat different structures. We report the variation of binding energy, as obtained from ECT, with cluster size.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B|
|Publisher:||WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD|
|Official Date:||30 July 1997|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 2333-2341|
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