Modeling the melting of supported clusters

Molecular dynamics simulations have been used to study the structural and dynamic changes during melting of free and supported iron clusters ranging from 150 to 10 000 atoms. The results reveal a method for determining effective diameters of supported metal clusters, so that the melting point dependence on cluster size can be predicted in a physically meaningful way by the same analytic model used for free clusters. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ding, F; Rosán, A; Curtarolo, S; Bolton, K

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.2187950

Citation Source

  • SciVal