Simple Views of Metallic Clusters
The intent of this article is to show what can be understood of the properties of metallic clusters from a simple perspective. The jellium, stabilized jellium, and liquid drop (volume + surface + curvature) models are presented to explain the size-dependences of the total and ionization energies, as well as the electronic structures, shapes, and sizes of clusters. The high-and low-density limits for the surface energy and work function are derived in an Appendix.
KeywordsWork Function Liquid Drop Electron Density Profile Simple Analytic Model Spherical Cluster
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