Stability and structure of the Rb+Arn (n = 1−20) small clusters
by J. Dhiflaoui, H. Berriche
International Journal of Nanoparticles (IJNP), Vol. 2, No. 1/2/3/4/5/6, 2009

Abstract: We have studied the structure and stability of Rb+Arn small clusters (n = 1−20). To describe the potential energy surface of this systems, we have used the analytical form of Tang and Toennies and Lennard Jones (LJ) for the Rb+Ar and Ar2 interactions, respectively. The potential energy surface is explored by the Monte Carlo basin hopping optimisation method in order to determine the minimal structures and their isomers. The relative high stability for Rb+Arn with n = 6, 10, 12, 18 and 20 is observed.

Online publication date: Wed, 30-Sep-2009

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