Structures of metallic clusters: Mono- and polyvalent metals

S. K. Lai, P. J. Hsu, K. L. Wu, W. K. Liu, M. Iwamatsu

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Abstract

The ground-state structures of metallic clusters Na, K, Rb, Cs, and Pb in the size range 3≤n≤56 were studied. The analytical Gupta-type many-body potential was applied to account for the many-body interactions between atoms. Both the genetic algorithm technique and the basin hopping method were used to locate the global energy minima of clusters. Overall, significant results were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10715-10725
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume117
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2002

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