From Atoms to Solids
MAX-PLANCK-INST FUER FESTKOERPERFORSCHUNG STUTTGART (GERMANY F R)
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Under certain experimental conditions a periodic structure can be induced in the mass spectra of clusters of metal atoms. For example, if the clusters are heated with a laser beam, those with high stability resist evaporation. The resulting mass spectra reveal that clusters with closed electronic shells and clusters with perfect icosahedral symmetry are unusually stable.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy