Multistep radial melting in small two-dimensional classical clusters

D.M. Tomecka, B. Partoens, F.M. Peeters
Physical Review E
71, 4, 062401
Published while none of the authors were employed at the CMM


We report on a molecular dynamics study of small classical two-dimensional clusters with ringlike configurations. We focus on the particles motion at low temperatures before the radial and angular melting sets in. It is shown that in magic number configurations a local radial melting of subshells occur, which is related to the intershell rotation.