Metal Clusters and Their Reactivity

Authors: Luo, Zhixun, Khanna, Shiv N.

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  • Provides a comprehensive description of current techniques and instrumentation for cluster chemistry 
  • Describes the structure and reactivity of metal clusters in both gas-phase and wet chemistry
  • Discusses the prospective of creating genetic materials of metal clusters  
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This book discusses current techniques and instrumentation for cluster chemistry. It addresses both the experimental and theoretical aspects of gas-phase metal cluster reactivities, especially those pertaining to pollution removal, energetic reactions and corrosion and anticorrosion. These metal cluster systems have attracted enormous interest as they display a completely new class of physical, chemical, electronic, magnetic and catalytic properties. As these properties change with size and composition, it can thus be understood how their nature evolves from atoms to bulk solids. The book offers readers a basic understanding of the structural chemistry and reactivity of metal clusters in both gas-phase and wet chemistry. Further, the lessons they learn here regarding metal cluster chemistry will prepare researchers for the study of condensed phase dynamics that pertain to wet chemical synthesis, soft-landing deposition and cluster assembly.

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Zhixun Luo received his Ph.D. degree in 2009 from Prof. Jiannian Yao's group at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). In July 2009, he then joined in Prof. Castleman's group at Pennsylvania State University, with a focus on investigations exploring stable cluster species as well as cluster reactivity. After four years of postdoctoral research in Penn State, he returned to ICCAS as a Professor of physical chemistry and joined the State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species. Dr. Luo is interested in exploring the physical/chemical properties of matter of finite dimension, elucidating through cluster research methods. The research interests in his group include structures and properties of atomic & molecular clusters/aggregates, as well as their assemblies into materials. 

Shiv N. Khanna is a Commonwealth Professor of Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), having been a Visiting Associate Professor at Northeastern University (1983–1984) and a scientific collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland (1980–1983). He served as Chair of the Physics Department during 1995–1998. Dr. Khanna is internationally recognized for his work on clusters (groups containing few atoms) and nanoscale materials. One of his significant contributions is the “superatoms” where he and co-workers discovered that selected clusters can take on the chemical behavior of atoms in the periodic table and that materials with novel characteristics could be developed using such clusters, named “superatoms,” as building blocks. His current work focuses on forming materials where clusters serve as the building blocks. He has co-authored more than 300 research publications in refereed journals and has edited six monographs. Dr. Khanna has been a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. This is the highest honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Khanna is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the recipient of the University Distinguished Scholarship Award of the VCU. He has also twice been the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metal Clusters and Their Reactivity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9704-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9704-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-9703-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 267
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 89 illustrations in colour
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