Crystals from metallic clusters: A first-principles calculation

A. P. Seitsonen*, M. J. Puska, M. Alatalo, R. M. Nieminen, V. Milman, M. C. Payne

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The interactions of the magic Al12Si clusters are studied by first-principles electron-structure calculations. It is shown that clusters arranged into the fcc lattice do not conserve their separated-cluster icosahedral structure but coalesce to form a close-packed metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1983
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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