Elucidation of surface driven crystallizatrion of icosahedral clusters

Elsevier BV
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Chemical Physics Letters, 2009, 482 (4-6), pp. 281 - 286
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The crystallization of a quenched gold liquid cluster modeled by an embedded atom method molecular dynamics simulation is investigated by a dynamical analysis of the packing environments of the surface and bulk. It is shown that stable (1 1 1) surface regions provide nucleation regions below which FCC growth initiates to produce an icosahedral cluster.
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