I also wanted to know the references for EAM potentials.
It seems the EAM universal 3 potential is described by
the paper PRB 33,7983.
I guess it first from indication in PRB 41 33256 and from
In this link, they also speak about the universal 6 potentials, but its
reference remain unclear
Re: [lammps-users] References for EAM potentials (LT Kong)
The reference for cusmf7.eam and nismf7.eam is:
S.M. Foiles, Phys. Rev. B 32, 7685 (1985).