Title: Structural stability and cohesive energy of FCC and BCC metallic nanocrystals

Authors: Esam H. Abdul-Hafidh

Addresses: Physics Department, Yanbu University, College-Royal Commission, P.O. Box 31387, Yanbu 51000, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The two-body part of Erkoc interaction potential energy function is used and tested to predict the structural stability and cohesive energy of molybdenum (Mo) and tungsten (W) metallic nanocrystals by the size dependant potential parameter method. The model proposed is a two-body part of Erkoc's potential energy function. The model applies successfully to BCC and FCC elements and predicts the size-dependence of the cohesive energy of nanocrystals. This prediction agrees with previous experimental measurements on Mo and W.

Keywords: two-body interaction potential; size dependant potential parameter method; cohesive energy; structural stability; nanotechnology; FCC metallic nanocrystals; BCC metallic nanocrystals; potential energy function; molybdenum; tungsten.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNBM.2012.051707

International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 2012 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.270 - 280

Received: 06 Jan 2012
Accepted: 21 Aug 2012

Published online: 22 Nov 2014 *

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