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dc.contributor.author Beekman, Richard A.
dc.contributor.author Roussel, Marc R.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, P. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-18T23:13:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-18T23:13:02Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Beekman, R. A., Roussel, M. R., & Wilson, P. J. (1999). Equilibrium configurations of systems of trapped ions. Physical Review A, 59(1), 503-511. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5476
dc.description Sherpa Romeo green journal. Permission to archive final published version en_US
dc.description.abstract We have computed the equilibrium conformations of clusters of up to 100 ions in a spherically symmetric harmonic trap by a simple optimization strategy called seeding in which ions are added or removed from previously discovered minima. In each case, we have found at least as good a minimum as was previously known and believe that we have located the global minimum. We have additionally located a number of local minima and some saddle points. A balancing condition between the Coulomb and trapping terms which all of the critical points of the potential energy surface must satisfy was used to estimate the errors in the computed energies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.subject Equilibrium configurations
dc.subject Seeding
dc.subject Minima
dc.subject Coulomb
dc.subject Harmonic trap
dc.subject.lcsh Trapped ions
dc.title Equilibrium configuration of systems of trapped ions en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.url https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.59.503


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