Binding energy, microstructure, and shell model of Coulomb clusters

Kenji Tsuruta, Setsuo Ichimaru

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Abstract

By computer-simulation and analytic studies for binding energies and microscopic shell structures, it is shown that Coulomb clusters assume particularly stable configurations at certain magic numbers of particles. Through analyses with the spherical Voronoi numbers, a special role that the icosahedral geometry plays in shaping the particle configurations on the spherical surfaces is elucidated. Gross features in the cluster structures, such as the shell radii and intershell partition of particles, are well accounted for by an appropriate shell model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1344
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Binding energy, microstructure, and shell model of Coulomb clusters. / Tsuruta, Kenji; Ichimaru, Setsuo.

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 48, No. 2, 1993, p. 1339-1344.

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