Icosahedral growth and non-metal-metal transition in strontium clusters

Vijay Kumar, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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The sp-d hybridization in Sr clusters is investigated. It is shown that this hybridization leads to an icosahedral growth. The calculations are carried out using the ab initio molecular dynamics method with a plane wave basis and ultrasoft pseudopotentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1949-1953
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2001 May 18


  • Electrical properties
  • Growth
  • Theory


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