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The Journal of Chemical Physics
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Monte Carlo simulation of physical clusters of water molecules

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Abstract

The energy, specific heat, and radial density distribution of physical clusters containing 8, 27, and 64 water molecules have been calculated for 263.2 and 298.0°K using the Monte Carlo method. A pairwise water-water potential is used which has been constructed from Hartree-Fock calculations and corrected for correlation energy effects. For the larger clusters, a radial dipole ordering of the water molecules in the core of the clusters is found, the effect being more pronounced at the lower temperature. The results of these numerical experiments are compared with results obtained for bulk water and for clusters of 8 water molecules at zero temperature using the same water-water potential. Copyright © 1974 American Institute of Physics.

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22 Aug 2003

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The Journal of Chemical Physics

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