Investigation of geometric shell aluminum clusters using the Gupta many-body potential

Giles W. Turner, Roy L. Johnston*, Nicholas T. Wilson

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A many-body Gupta-type potential, derived by fitting bulk experimental parameters for aluminum, has been used to study geometric shell clusters of aluminum with icosahedral, decahedral, fcc, and bcc packing. The stabilities of fee-like octahedral clusters are compared with cuboctahedral and regularly truncated octahedral clusters. A stepwise pattern of truncation is observed and truncated octahedra are predicted to remain the preferred fcc-like structure until complete transition to the bulk fcc lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4773-4778
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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