On the Electronic and Geometrical Structures of Small Atomic Clusters

  • J. P. Malrieu
  • D. Maynau
Conference paper
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 2)


This paper recalls the main challenges and difficulies of the theoretical study of small clusters of atoms. It briefly summarizes some informations concerning rare-gas clusters and clusters of normal elements such as C or Si. The main discussion is devoted to the small clusters of the simplest metal (Li), comparing the agreement and discrepancies between two crude models — the jellium model and the tight-binding one — with the most refined ab initio calculations.


Atomic Cluster Normal Element Crude Model Pentagonal Bipyramid Jellium Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Malrieu
    • 1
  • D. Maynau
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Quantique (Unité Associée 505 du CNRS)Université Paul SabatierToulouse CedexFrance

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