Computer modeling of small clusters in nickel-phosphorus systems

V. S. Stepanyuk, B. L. Grigorenko, A. Szasz, A. A. Katsnelson, L. M. Watson

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The structures of a series of small clusters of NiP are calculated by molecular dynamics with two types of interacting potential: a Morse and empirical potential. A special effect of the P alloying into the small cluster of nickel is observed, namely the clusters consisting of two phosphorus are unstable. The explanation is given by the symmetries of the clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Stepanyuk, V. S., Grigorenko, B. L., Szasz, A., Katsnelson, A. A., & Watson, L. M. (1994). Computer modeling of small clusters in nickel-phosphorus systems. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 176(2-3), 133-139.