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Title: Mass spectrometric stability study of binary MSn clusters (S = Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, and M = Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn)
Authors: Neukermans, Sven ×
Wang, Xin
Veldeman, Nele
Janssens, Ewald
Silverans, Roger
Lievens, Peter #
Issue Date: May-2006
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry vol:252 issue:2 pages:145-150
Abstract: In this paper, we present a mass spectrometric stability investigation of a series of metal doped group IVA (semi-) metal clusters. Binary metal (M) doped semi-metal (S) MSn, (S = Si, Ge, Sn, Pb, and M = Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn) clusters are produced using a dual-target, dual-laser vaporization source and mass analyzed using a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The resulting abundance spectra reveal host and dopant dependent stability information for the different systems investigated. From a comparison between the experimental abundance information and computational studies available in literature, the enhanced abundance of several sizes is interpreted in terms of peculiarly stable dopant-encapsulated cagelike structures. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 1387-3806
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physics and Astronomy - miscellaneous
Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
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