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Close-packing transitions in clusters of Lennard-Jones spheres

Calvo, Florent and Benali, Mohammed and Gerbaud, Vincent and Hemati, Mehrdji Close-packing transitions in clusters of Lennard-Jones spheres. (2005) Computing Letters, 1 (4). 183-191. ISSN 1574-0404

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/157404005776611295


The structures of clusters of spherical and homogeneous particles are investigated using a combination of global optimization methods. The pairwise potential between particles is integrated exactly from elementary Lennard-Jones interactions, and the use of reduced units allows us to get insight into the effects of the particle diameter. As the diameter increases, the potential becomes very sharp, and the cluster structure generally changes from icosahedral (small radius) to close-packed cubic (large radius), possibly through intermediate decahedral shapes. The results are interpreted in terms of the effective range of the potential.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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