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Magic Nuclearity Giant Clusters of Metal Nanocrystals Formed by Mesoscale Self-Assembly

Thomas, P. John and Kulkarni, G. U. (2001) Magic Nuclearity Giant Clusters of Metal Nanocrystals Formed by Mesoscale Self-Assembly. THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 105 (13). pp. 2515-2517.

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Abstract

Magic nuclearity giant clusters formed by the mesoscale self-assembly of Pd nanocrystals of 2.5 nm diameter (nuclearity, 561) have been identified by transmission electron microscopy. The clusters have discrete diameters, corresponding to those expected for magic nuclearity of 13, 55, 147, 309, 561, and 1415 and corresponding to closed shells of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, respectively. Imaging at different tilt angles has provided confirmation of the spherical nature of these giant clusters. Giant clusters of magic nuclearity have also been found with Pd nanocrystals of 3.2 nm diameter (nuclearity, 1415).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4098
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 05:36
Last Modified:03 Apr 2009 05:36

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