Modelling gold clusters with an empirical many-body potential

Molecular Dynamics Simulated Annealing has been used to probe the structure of small Au clusters consisting of between 2 and 40 atoms

N.T. Wilson

2003

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  • Molecular Dynamics Simulated Annealing has been used to probe the structure of small Au clusters consisting of between 2 and 40 atoms
  • Four distinct structural motifs are present in the structures of the predicted global minima, based on octahedra, decahedra, icosahedra and hexagonal prisms

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