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We present here prototype studies of the effects of quantum mechanics on the melting of clusters. Using equilibrium path integral methods, we examine the melting transition for small rare gas clusters. Argon and neon clusters are considered. We find the quantum-mechanical effects on melting and coexistence properties of small neon clusters to be appreciable.
T.L. Beck, J.D. Doll and D.L. Freeman, “The Quantum Mechanics of Cluster Melting,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 90, 5651 (1989).