Fusion and fission of atomic clusters: recent advances

In: Computing Letters
View More View Less
  • 1 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesJohann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Max-von-Laue str.1, 60438, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution


Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):

We review recent advances made by our group in finding optimized geometries of atomic clusters as well as in description of fission of charged small metal clusters. We base our approach to these problems on analysis of multidimensional potential energy surface. For the fusion process we have developed an effective scheme of adding new atoms to stable cluster isomers which provides good starting points for a global optimization procedure and thus allows one to obtain optimal geometries of larger clusters in an efficient way. We apply this algorithm to finding geometries of metal and noble gas clusters. For the fission process the analysis of the potential energy landscape calculated on the ab initio level of theory allowed us to obtain very detailed information on energetics and pathways of the different fission channels for the Na2+ 10 clusters.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 109 22 1
Full Text Views 3 0 0
PDF Views & Downloads 1 0 0