Accession Number : ADA264690
Title : Size Dependence of Chemical Reactivity of Gaseous Metal Clusters, A New Mechanistic Probe
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
Personal Author(s) : El-Sayed, M A
Report Date : 17 May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The determination of the mechanisms of chemical reactions leading to the formation of different types of materials is one of the principal occupations of many chemists today. To accomplish this, the dependence of the observed transformation is studied as a function of a number of intensive variables such as temperature, pressure, concentration of reactants as well as the Hydrogen ion concentration of the solution. In this account, we summarize recent studies in which the observed changes of the chemical reactivity of gaseous niobium clusters with size was used as a new degree of freedom that assists in deducing the mechanism of the chemical reactions studied.
Descriptors : *VAPOR PHASES , *MECHANICS , *CHEMICAL REACTIONS , IONS , METALS , TEMPERATURE , PRESSURE , IONIZATION , PH FACTOR , TRANSFORMATIONS , PHOTONS , NIOBIUM , CLUSTERING , HYDROGEN , CHEMICAL PROPERTIES , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , REACTIVITIES
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE