Evidence of superatom electronic shells in ligand-stabilized aluminum clusters
Journal article, 2011

Ligand-stabilized aluminum clusters are investigated by density functional theory calculations. Analysis of Kohn-Sham molecular orbitals and projected density of states uncovers an electronic shell structure that adheres to the superatom complex model for ligand-stabilized aluminum clusters. In this current study, we explain how the superatom complex electron-counting rule is influenced by the electron-withdrawing ligand and a dopant atom in the metallic core. The results may guide the prediction of new stable ligand-stabilized (superatom) complexes, regardless of core and electronwithdrawing ligand composition.

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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

Journal of Chemical Physics

0021-9606 (ISSN) 1089-7690 (eISSN)

Vol. 135 9 094701

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Materials Science

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1063/1.3632087

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10/7/2017