On the Madelung energy of spherical Coulomb clusters

Tokunari Kishimoto, Chieko Totsuji, Kenji Tsuruta, Hiroo Totsuji

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We perform large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of Coulomb clusters in a spherical trapping field. The fast multipole method have been employed to simulate clusters of up to 5 × 104 particles while previous investigations are limited to clusters of less than 5000 particles. It is found that the Madelung energy of bcc clusters with reconstructed surfaces is substantially smaller than the extrapolated values based on the previous results for smaller multilayered icosahedral clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2001


  • Fast multipole method
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Nonneutral plasma
  • One-component plasma
  • Penning and Paul traps
  • Plasma crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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