Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 2323–2335

First-Principles Investigation of Trimetallic Clusters: GaMnLin (n = 1–12)

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10876-017-1226-9

Cite this article as:
Zhang, J., Zhao, L., Feng, X. et al. J Clust Sci (2017) 28: 2323. doi:10.1007/s10876-017-1226-9


The lowest-energy structures and low-lying isomers of double impurity atoms, Ga and Mn, doped Lin (n = 1–12) clusters have been systematically investigated using density functional theory. The trimetallic clusters show larger relative binding energies compared with the bare Lin+2 partners, indicating doping with Ga and Mn atoms could enhance the stabilities of Lin clusters. The HOMO–LUMO gaps, the vertical ionization potentials and the vertical electron affinities have also been analyzed and compared with the pure lithium clusters. The magnetism calculations demonstrate that the magnetic moments of GaMnLin clusters show a tunable magnetic properties with the increasing number of Li atoms.


Density functional theory Trimetallic cluster Lithium clusters 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai
  • 15ZR1409600
the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China
  • 222201514320
  • 222201714018
National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 11304096

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

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