On the applicability of deformed jellium model to the description of metal clusters

Andrey G. Lyalin, Anton Matveentsev, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Andrey V. Solov'yov, Walter Greiner
The European Physical Journal D
15 — 18
This work is devoted to the elucidation the applicability of jellium model to the description ofalkali cluster properties on the basis of comparison the jellium model results with those derived from experiment
and within ab initio theoretical framework. On the basis of the Hartree-Fock and local-density approximation deformed
jellium model we have calculated the binding energies per atom, ionization potentials, deformation parameters and
the optimized values of the Wigner-Seitz radii for neutral and singly charged sodium clusters with the number of
atoms N≤20. These characteristics are compared with the results derived from the ab initio all-electron~ulations of cluster electronic and ionic structure based on the density functional theory as well as on the post Hartree-Fock
perturbation theory on many-electron correlation interaction. The comparison performed demonstrates the great role\øf cluster shape deformations in the formation cluster properties and the quite reasonable level of applicability\øf the deformed jellium model.