The Al50Cp*(12) Cluster - A 138-Electron Closed Shell (L=6) Superatom
Journal article, 2011

Metal clusters stabilized by a surface ligand shell represent an interesting intermediate state of matter between molecular metal-ligand complexes and bulk metal. Such "metalloid" clusters are characterized by the balance between metal-metal bonds in the core and metal-ligand bonds at the exterior of the cluster. In previous studies, the electronic stability for the Al50Cp*(12) cluster was not fully understood. We show here that the known cluster Al50Cp*(12) can be considered as an analogue to a giant atom ("superatom") with 138 sp electrons organized in concentric angular momentum shells up to L = 6 symmetry.

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Aluminum

building-blocks

Shell

models

fullerene

ga-clusters

gold clusters

electronic-structure

complexes

metalloid al

Ab initio calculations

Superatoms

aluminum

chemistry

Cluster compounds

Author

P. A. Clayborne

University of Jyväskylä

O. Lopez-Acevedo

University of Jyväskylä

R. L. Whetten

University of Jyväskylä

Georgia Institute of Technology

Henrik Grönbeck

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK)

H. Hakkinen

University of Jyväskylä

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

1434-1948 (ISSN)

17 2649-2652

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Materials Science

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1002/ejic.201100374

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10/7/2017