The embedded atom method (EAM) was used to determine the equilibrium shapes of small platinum and palladium clusters (N=5-60 atoms). The stability of various polyhedral symmetries was performed at 0K. A search for the presence of any other lower energy structures was also carried out. Pt clusters reconstructed to lower energy clusters even at the magic numbers. Pd also reconstructed to lower energy structures except at the magic number sizes where the icosahedron was found to be the most stable.
|Number of pages
|Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
|Published - Mar 1 1993
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics