Ground-state path integral Monte Carlo simulations of positive ions in (4)He clusters: bubbles or snowballs?

@article{Paolini2007GroundstatePI,
  title={Ground-state path integral Monte Carlo simulations of positive ions in (4)He clusters: bubbles or snowballs?},
  author={Stefano Paolini and F. Ancilotto and F. Toigo},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={126 12},
  pages={124317}
}
The local order around alkali (Li(+) and Na(+)) and alkaline-earth (Be(+), Mg(+), and Ca(+)) ions in (4)He clusters has been studied using ground-state path integral Monte Carlo calculations. The authors apply a criterion based on multipole dynamical correlations to discriminate between solidlike and liquidlike behaviors of the (4)He shells coating the ions… CONTINUE READING