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We consider in the present paper the quantum-mechanical effects on the equilibrium and dynamical behavior of low-temperature rare-gas clusters. Using a combination of ground-state and finite-temperature Monte Carlo methods, we examine the properties of small (2-7particles) neon clusters. We find that the magnitude of the equilibrium quantum-mechanical effects in these systems is significant. The present studies also suggest that the low-temperature dynamics of these rare-gas systems is appreciably nonclassical.
Rick, Steven W., D. L. Leitner, J. D. Doll, David L. Freeman and D. D. Frantz. ʺThe Quantum Mechanics of Clusters: The Low-Temperature Equilibrium and Dynamical Behavior of Rare-Gas Systems.ʺ Journal of Chemical Physics. 95(9):6658-6667. 1991.