PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC RESEARCH, vol.170, no.1, pp.103-111, 1992 (SCI-Expanded)
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PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC RESEARCH
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
The structural stability and energetics of Al(n)(n = 3 to 55) clusters are investigated by using a recently developed empirical many-body potential energy function which contains two- and three-body atomic interactions. Molecular-dynamics technique is employed in the simulation. It is found that the energetically most stable structures of aluminum clusters are in compact distorted buckled form.