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Title
Dynamics of a finite classical two-dimensional system
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Abstract
The spectral properties of a classical two-dimensional (2D) cluster of charged particles which are confined by a quadratic potential are calculated. Using the method of Newton optimization we obtain the ground state and the metastable states. For a given configuration the eigenvectors and eigenfrequencies for the normal modes are obtained using the Householder diagonalization technique for the dynamical matrix whose elements are the second derivative of the potential energy. For small clusters the lowest excitation corresponds to an intershell rotation. Magic numbers are associated to clusters which are most stable against intershell rotation. For large clusters the lowest excitation is a vortex/anti-vortex pair.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Superlattices and microstructures. - London
Publication
London : 1994
ISSN
0749-6036
Volume/pages
16:3(1994), p. 243-247
ISI
A1994QE75400007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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