Minimal inter-particle distance in atom clusters

  • Tamás Vinkó


A general method for obtaining minimal interatomic distance in molecule conformation problems is introduced. The method can be applied to a wide family of potential energy functions having reasonable properties. Using this method new lower bounds for the minimal inter-particle distance for the optimal Lennard-Jones and Morse potential functions are derived which are independent from the number of atoms. Improved linear lower bounds for the optimal function values for Lennard-Jones and Morse potentials are also given.


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Vinkó, T. (2005). Minimal inter-particle distance in atom clusters. Acta Cybernetica, 17(1), 107-121. Retrieved from
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