Molecular-dynamics simulations of water clusters

Erkoc S. , Guneyler E.

PHYSICA E, cilt.8, sa.1, ss.40-49, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s1386-9477(00)00116-8
  • Dergi Adı: PHYSICA E
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.40-49


The local minimum geometries and corresponding energy values of water clusters, [(H2O)(n), n = 2-8], have been investigated by using the molecular dynamics simulation method. In the simulations two different potential energy functions of central-force model, CF and CF2, have been used. Particular attention was paid to investigate the effectiveness of these two empirical potential energy functions. CF has been used for n = 2 only, whereas CF2 has been used for n = 2-8. The cage structure of the water clusters appear for n greater than or equal to 6. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.