Stable disordered structures of vanadium clusters

Akito Taneda, Toshio Shimizu, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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Tight-binding and self-consistent tight-binding molecular dynamics are performed to determine the stable structures of Vnn (n = 2-17, 55, 147 and 309). The globally optimized structures of V2-V9 are in good agreement with first-principles results. For V15-V309, amorphous-like disordered structures are found. The stability of the disordered clusters are discussed from the viewpoint of the local energy distribution in V55.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L305-L312
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 23


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