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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0129183104006339
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.917-930

Abstract

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.