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

El-Bayyari Z., Oymak H., Kokten H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C, vol.15, no.6, pp.917-930, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.