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On the structural and energetic features of small metal clusters: Ni-n, Cu-n, Pd-n, Pt-n, and Pb-n; n=3-13

2004-07-01
El-Bayyari, Z
Oymak, H
Kökten, Hatice
Using an empirical potential energy function parametrized for each of the Ni, Cu, Pd, Pt, and Pb systems, minimum-energy structures of Ni, Cu-n, Pd-n, Pt-n, and Pb-n (n = 3-13) microclusters have been determined by performing molecular-dynamics simulations. The structural and energetic features of the obtained microclusters have been investigated.