Density functional study of structure and bonding in lithium clusters Lin and their oxides LinO

R. O. Jones, A. I. Lichtenstein, J. Hutter
1997 Journal of Chemical Physics  
Density functional ͑DF͒ calculations have been performed for lithium clusters Li n and their monoxides Li n O with up to ten atoms. There are numerous stable structures, and new isomers have been found in each family. The structural patterns of the homonuclear and oxide clusters are quite distinct. The combination of DF calculations with molecular dynamics ͑MD͒ sheds light on the observed pseudorotation of Li 3 and Li 5 . We compare with available experimental data and discuss the bonding and
more » ... s the bonding and structural patterns in the clusters and their oxides, which are often described as "hyperlithiated." © 1997 American Institute of Physics. ͓S0021-9606͑97͒00511-4͔ 4566
doi:10.1063/1.473498 fatcat:ajcdxtpwrjb7fnd25blpfz2d6m