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Rare-Gas Clusters

  • Satoru Sugano
  • Hiroyasu Koizumi
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 20)

Abstract

Rare-gas clusters are ideal microclusters, for which a reliable theoretical treatment may be achieved due to the applicability of a simple pair potential such as the Lennard-Jones potential. Dynamical and thermodynamical properties of rare-gas clusters have already been discussed in Sects.2.2 and 2.4.1. In this chapter we first treat static properties of xenon and argon clusters observed by mass analysis. Then, we discuss the ground states of 4 He and 3 He clusters which are rather peculiar among rare-gas clusters. Finally, a theoretical study predicting superfluidity of 4He clusters and an experiment confirming the prediction are briefly mentioned.

Keywords

Magic Number Versus Site Argon Cluster Variational Wave Function Phonon Wing 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoru Sugano
    • 1
  • Hiroyasu Koizumi
    • 2
  1. 1.Nagano, 380Japan
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceHimeji Institute of TechnologyHyougoJapan

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