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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, S. W., Leitner, D. L., Doll, J. D., Freeman, D. L., & Frantz, D. D. (1991). The Quantum Mechanics of Clusters: The Low-Temperature Equilibrium and Dynamical Behavior of Rare-Gas Systems. Journal of Chemical Physics. 95(9), 6658-6667. doi: 10.1063/1.461536
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.461536