Structures and energetics of Cu21-Cu71 clusters: A molecular dynamics study


Çetin S. S. , ÖZÇELİK S. , Güvenç Z. B.

Gazi University Journal of Science, cilt.22, sa.1, ss.15-19, 2009 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: Gazi University Journal of Science
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.15-19

Özet

Using Molecular Dynamics and thermal quenching simulations the stable geometrical structures and energies of Cun (n=21-71) clusters are identified. The interaction between the cluster atoms is modeled by an Embedded-Atom Potential Surface, Voter and Chen's version. The stable geometrical structures and energies are obtained from 500 phase space coordinates generated along high-energy trajectories. The internal energy (about T=2500 K) is above the melting temperature of the Cun clusters. The thermal quenching technique is employed to remove slowly the internal kinetic energy of the clusters. Because of this slow minimization process the locally stable isomers are separated from those meta-stable ones.