Structural transitions and melting of copper clusters
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|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 1993|
|Publication type||Not Eligible|
Molecular dynamics is used to study the melting and structural transitions of small copper clusters. The melting temperature is found to be proportional to the average coordination number. Small icosahedral clusters melt at slightly higher temperatures than the cubic structures. Small cuboctahedral clusters are not stable but transform via a nondiffusive transition to icosahedral structure.
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