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STRUCTURAL STABILITY AND ENERGETICS OF FCC METAL MICROCLUSTERS - EMPIRICAL MANY-BODY POTENTIAL-ENERGY FUNCTION CALCULATION

1990-09-01
Erkoç, Şakir
The structural stability and energetics of microclusters containing 3 to 7 atoms of f.c.c. metal elements are investigated. A recently developed empirical many‐body potential function (PEF) is used in the calculations, which comprises two‐ and threebody atomic interactions. The PEF satisfies both, bulk cohesive energy and stability condition. It is found that the energetically most stable structures of microclusters are in compact form.