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Physical Review B
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New empirical approach for the structure and energy of covalent systems

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Abstract

Empirical interatomic potentials permit the calculation of structural properties and energetics of complex systems. A new approach for constructing such potentials, by explicitly incorporating the dependence of bond order on local environment, permits an improved description of covalent materials. In particular, a new potential for silicon is presented, along with results of extensive tests which suggest that this potential provides a rather realistic description of silicon. The limitations of the potential are discussed in detail. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

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15 Apr 1988

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Physical Review B

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