The optimized structure and electronic properties of small sodium and magnesium clusters have been investigated using it ab initio theoretical methods based on density-functional theory and post-Hartree-Fock many-body perturbation theory accounting for all electrons in the system. A new theoretical framework for modelling the fusion process of noble gas clusters is presented. We report the striking correspondence of the peaks in the experimentally measured abundance mass spectra with the peaks in the size-dependence of the second derivative of the binding energy per atom calculated for the chain of the noble gas clusters up to 150 atoms.
|Titel||Latest Advances in Atomic Cluster Collisions: Fission, Fusion, Electron, Ion and Photon Impact|
|Redaktører||Andrey V. Solov'yov, Jean-Patrick Connerade|
|Status||Udgivet - 2004|