Physics and Chemistry of Metal Cluster Compounds

Model Systems for Small Metal Particles
series:Physics and Chemistry of Materials with Low-Dimensional Structures

The study of clusters is one of the most exciting topics in the rapidly developing field of nanostructured materials. As discussed in this book, nanometer-sized metal particles can be obtained not only by evaporation methods, producing atomic or molecular beams, but also by the chemical synthesis of metal cluster compounds. These have a well-defined stoichiometry and are composed of metal …