Comment on ``Relaxation of collective excitations in LJ-13 cluster'' [J. Chem. Phys. 105, 3679 (1996)]

David J. Wales and Jonathan P. K. Doye

J. Chem. Phys. 106, 5296 (1997)


We comment on the explanation offered by Salian et al. for the abrupt onset of damping in collective excitations of an atomic cluster. We note that this effect cannot be due to the cluster escaping from the global minimum potential well because the critical energy lies below that of the lowest known transition state.

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