Temperature of large clusters

Näher, Ulrich; Hansen, Klavs
September 1994
Journal of Chemical Physics;9/15/1994, Vol. 101 Issue 6, p5367
Academic Journal
Free clusters that cool by evaporation will have a defined distribution of internal energies in spite of lack of contact with a heat bath. This distribution has previously been considered for small clusters. Here we present results valid for large clusters. A simple Gaussian shape is predicted in this regime and we calculate the mean and variance of the distribution. The limit of validity of previous and present work is discussed. The analytical results are compared to numerical simulations.


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