Quantum mechanics and phase transitions in small noble-gas clusters

Authors:
Gert Franke
Eberhard R. Hilf   Phone: +49-(0)441-798-2543   Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3201
Lutz Polley   Phone: +49-(0)441-798-3184   Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3201

Files:
quantum.mechanics.prep.pdf (Preprint)
quantum.mechanics.pdf (for internal use only)

Date: 19880528

Article: published in Z. Phys D 9 (1988) p. 343

Classification:
PACS96: 36.40 Charged clusters

Abstract:
The quantum-statistical properties of Argon clusters are calculated applying a 
Path-Integral Monte-Carlo ( PIMC ) method. Results for pair correlation
functions and kinetic- and configurational energy expectations for various
cluster sizes and temperatures are presented. Physical phenomena such as
ground-state kinetic energy and quantum admixture of different atomic
configurations are studied and experiences with the method are given. In
particular, the relation between metastable cluster states and phase
transitions is discussed.

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Supporting work done by Sandra Valeska Bergmann.