Symmetry breaking and stability of binary clusters

Pablo Serra, Sabre Kais

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Abstract

The minimum energy structures, stability, and symmetry breaking of Lennard-Jones binary clusters have been calculated using the pivot method. We found that the cluster dimer displays distinct symmetry breaking and "phase changes" when the interaction between the clusters is different from that within the clusters. The zero temperature phase diagram shows first-order phase transitions between a phase with symmetry of the cluster dimer to phases with symmetry of the giant cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume275
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Symmetry breaking and stability of binary clusters. / Serra, Pablo; Kais, Sabre.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 275, No. 3-4, 29.08.1997, p. 211-214.

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Serra, Pablo ; Kais, Sabre. / Symmetry breaking and stability of binary clusters. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 275, No. 3-4. pp. 211-214.
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