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Physical Properties of Silver-Coated Silica Clusters: A Computer Experiment
A. E. Galashev
effect on the physical properties of a silica cluster after silver coating has
been studied by the molecular dynamics method. It has been established that
silver atoms make a spherelike cluster shape, increase mechanical stability and
give a stable positive value of the surface tension. They increase the number of
electrons able to interact with the electromagnetic field, and, hence, enhance
the efficiency of thermal radiation transfer by clusters.