An embedded atom method study of the equilibrium shapes of small platinum and palladium clusters

A. Sachdev, R. I. Masel, J. B. Adams

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Abstract

The embedded atom method (EAM) was used to determine the equilibrium shapes of small platinum and palladium clusters (N=5-60 atoms). The stability of various polyhedral symmetries was performed at 0K. A search for the presence of any other lower energy structures was also carried out. Pt clusters reconstructed to lower energy clusters even at the magic numbers. Pd also reconstructed to lower energy structures except at the magic number sizes where the icosahedron was found to be the most stable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-312
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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