Title

Quantal Estimates of Binding Energies of Large Silicon Clusters (Si)n with N>10

Abstract

We employ a computationally accessible semi-empirical effective Hamiltonian method to calculate binding energies for large silicon clusters (Si)n, for n > 10. The differences in binding energy between different geometric structures at a given cluster size generally tend to decrease with cluster size. This implies the possibility of cluster growth close to crystalline structure with Td symmetry at certain finite temperatures.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Crystal Growth; Crystal Structure; Crystal Symmetry; Electron Energy Levels; Estimation; Binding Energy; Cluster Size; Hamiltonian Method; Large Silicon Clusters; Quantal Estimates

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0038-1098

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1993 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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