Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics

Clusters and Small Particles

In Gases and Plasmas

Authors: Smirnov, Boris M.

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Small particles in gaseous systems are called clusters, aerosols, dust particles, Aitken particles, etc., depending on their size, the media where they are observed, and the field of science in which they are studied. Below we call clusters systems of bound atoms or molecules containing from several atoms (molecules) up to thousands, so that their structure can be essential for determining their properties. If clusters are like bulk systems, we call them small particles. The principal pecuĀ­ liarity of clusters is with respect to magic numbers of cluster atoms that correspond to a heightened cluster stability. Magic numbers correspond to complete structures of clusters as systems of bound atoms or molecules. The values of magic nwnbers depend on the character of interaction of the cluster's atoms. Cluster parameters as a function of the number of cluster atoms n have extrema at the magic nwnbers of atoms. For example, a cluster with a magic nwnber of atoms has a higher binding energy and ionization potential than clusters with neighboring nwnbers of atoms. The difference between clusters and small particles is such that parameters of small particles are monotonic functions of the nwnber of their atoms, while for clusters these parameters have local extrema at magic nwnbers of atoms.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Behavior of Small Particles in Gases and Plasmas

    Smirnov, Boris M.

    Pages 1-36

  • Interaction of Small Particles with Electric and Electromagnetic Fields

    Smirnov, Boris M.

    Pages 37-78

  • Bulk Systems of Bound Atoms with Pair Interaction

    Smirnov, Boris M.

    Pages 79-101

  • Clusters with Pair Interaction of Atoms

    Smirnov, Boris M.

    Pages 102-143

  • Processes and Kinetics of Cluster Growth and Decay

    Smirnov, Boris M.

    Pages 144-185

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clusters and Small Particles
Book Subtitle
In Gases and Plasmas
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1294-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1294-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98834-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7082-9
Series ISSN
0938-037X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 280
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