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Structural transitions and melting of copper clusters

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeNot 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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