Niobium cluster structural stability and energetic: calculations and simulations
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Density functional method (DFT) has been combined with global minimum techniques into hybrid schemes: The equilibrium geometries and electronic properties of little cluster Nb-n (n=2similar to6) clusters were determined via DFT computations. The potential function was constructed with parameters fitted to calculated results, and a global minimum "basin-hopping" algorithm was used to obtain minimum-energy structures of Nb clusters for n=7similar to20. The results are in good agreement with experiments and other calculations.