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Polytetrahedral Clusters

Jonathan P. K. Doye and David J. Wales

Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 5719-5722 (2001)

Abstract

By studying the structures of clusters bound by a model potential that favours polytetrahedral order, we find a previously unknown series of `magic numbers' (i.e. sizes of special stability) whose polytetrahedral structures are characterized by disclination networks that are analogous to hydrocarbons.


The full paper is available from PRL Online and the Los Alamos preprint server (and mirrors: UK , France, Germany)


This paper was featured in the Editor's Choice section of Science:
See also the entry for Dzugutov clusters in the Cambridge Cluster Database.