Molecular dynamics simulation for the formation of magic-number clusters with a lennard-jones potential

Tamio Ikeshoji, Bjørn Hafskjold, Yuichi Hashi, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Abstract

The formation of clusters from a gas state of particles interacting with a Lennard-Jones potential was simulated by a large-scale molecular dynamics calculation with a new temperature-control scheme. Decreasing the translational temperature of atoms and clusters followed by a long-term evaporation produced several peaks in a cluster-size distribution. The peak positions obtained correspond to sizes 13, 19, 23, and 26, which are the magic numbers expected from polyicosahedra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1792-1795
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume76
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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