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Journal of Cluster Science

Journal of Cluster Science

Including Nanoclusters and Nanoparticles

Co-Editors-in-Chief: C.M. Lukehart; R.D. Adams; B. Teo

ISSN: 1040-7278 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8862 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10876

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  • Covers topics in basic and applied cluster science in all phases: gas, solution, and crystalline or amorphous solids
  • Includes three special sections: Short Communications; The Forum; and Reviews of Cluster Research
  • 67% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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The Journal of Cluster Science covers a broad range of topics in basic and applied cluster science in all phases: gas, solution, and crystalline or amorphous solids. Topics include the synthesis of molecular clusters or nanoparticulate materials; structure determination; bonding analysis; chemical and physical properties; mathematical models of cluster structure; molecular biology of clusters, and new instrumentation and experimental procedures for cluster research.

In addition to full papers, the journal publishes three special sections: Short Communications; The Forum; and Reviews of Cluster Research.

For nearly a decade, this outstanding publication has been a respected forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed original articles. Now, to better meet the needs of researchers from every corner of the cluster science community, the journal's scope has broadened to include nanomaterials, complementing its traditional focus on chemistry.

Related subjects » Catalysis - Inorganic Chemistry - Physical Chemistry

Impact Factor: 2.125 (2018) * 

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The journal publishes the following types of papers: (a) original and important research;
    (b) authoritative comprehensive reviews or short overviews of topics of current
    interest; (c) brief but urgent communications on new significant research; and (d)
    commentaries intended to foster the exchange of innovative or provocative ideas, and
    to encourage dialogue, amongst researchers working in different cluster

    1.         Cluster Chemistry and Nanomaterials including main-group clusters, metal clusters, carbon- or silicon-based clusters, synthesis of molecular clusters, novel synthetic techniques for cluster growth and novel experimental techniques for cluster reactions, as well as structure determination, bonding analysis, chemical and physical properties of clusters (such as stoichiometric or catalytic reactivity, and dynamic processes). Other topics include clustering of atoms and molecules (); and self-assembly of clusters and nanoparticles (). Cluster materials may include nanomaterials, nanoparticles (), catalysts (), nanocomposites (), 1-D, 2-D, or 3-D arrays of nanomaterials, cluster-assembled hierarchical nanomaterials, cluster-based quasicrystals and intermetallic phases, and cluster-based sensors and detectors.

    2.         Cluster Physics and Astrophysics includes topics such as quantum confinement, Coulomb blockade, and tunneling of clusters or nanomaterials, physical properties of clusters (), gas-phase clusters, cluster beam, molecular or particle spectroscopy, single-particle () spectroscopies, transport properties (such as electrical and thermal conductivities, superconductors, superionic conductors, light transmission, and energy transport), quasicrystals, intermetallic phases, nonlinear phenomena (such as nonlinear optical properties, optical limiter, etc.), and chaos.

    3.         Cluster Biology and Life Sciences includes molecular biology of clusters, cluster cell biology, cluster biochemistry, formation and transport of clusters in biology, biomimetics, genetic clusters, dendrograms, cladograms, structures of viruses, sequence analysis, genome annotation, cancer clusters, cluster-based biosensors, detectors, and diagnostics.

    4.         Cluster Mathematics and Analysis includes topics such as cluster statistical analysis, new mathematical clustering algorithms, novel theoretical/computational methods for cluster calculations, or mathematical modeling or calculations of cluster structures, interactions, or properties.

    5.         Cluster-related Earth Science includes such topics as cluster formation in nature and clay nanoparticles (synthesis, structure, and properties).

    6.         Articles related to cluster-based energy production (renewable, solar, fossil, biomass, etc.), conversion, storage, or transport and to the use of clusters in environmental sciences are also welcome.

    7.         New instrumentation or novel experimental techniques for cluster research

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