Structural optimization of Lennard-Jones clusters by a genetic algorithm

D. M. Deaven, N. Tit, J. R. Morris, K. M. Ho

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We use a newly-developed genetic algorithm to determine the lowest energy atomic configurations of 2-100 atoms in the Lennard-Jones potential. Our method, which contains no bias to specific symmetries, yields structures which are identical to or are lower in energy than all previously published structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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