Bound state of dimers on a spherical surface

M. K. Kostov, E. Susana Hernandez, M. W. Cole

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The study of particle motion on spherical surfaces is relevant to adsorption on buckyballs and other solid particles. This paper reports results for the binding energy of such dimers, consisting of two light particles (He atoms or hydrogen molecules) constrained to move on a spherical surface. The binding energy reaches a particularly large value when the radius of the sphere is about 3/4 of the particles' diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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