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2 Handbook of Nanophysics

Clusters and Fullerenes

Edited by: Klaus D. Sattler

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075540
eBook ISBN: 9781420075557
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420075557
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Book description

The field of nanoscience was pioneered in the 1980s with the groundbreaking research on clusters, which later led to the discovery of fullerenes. Handbook of Nanophysics: Clusters and Fullerenes focuses on the fundamental physics of these nanoscale materials and structures. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of the state-of-the-art scientific content through fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color.

This volume covers free clusters, including hydrogen, bimetallic, silicon, metal, and atomic clusters, as well as the cluster interactions. The expert contributors examine how carbon fullerenes are produced and how to characterize their stability. They discuss the structure, properties, and behavior of carbon fullerenes, including the smallest possible fullerene: C20. The book also looks at inorganic fullerenes, such as boron fullerenes, silicon fullerenes, nanocones, and onion-like inorganic fullerenes.

Nanophysics brings together multiple disciplines to determine the structural, electronic, optical, and thermal behavior of nanomaterials; electrical and thermal conductivity; the forces between nanoscale objects; and the transition between classical and quantum behavior. Facilitating communication across many disciplines, this landmark publication encourages scientists with disparate interests to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and incorporate the theory and methodology of other areas into their work.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Nanocluster Nucleation, Growth, and Size Distributions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Structure and Properties of Hydrogen Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Mercury: From Atoms to Solids Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Bimetallic Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Endohedrally Doped Silicon Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Electronic Structure of Alkali and Noble Metal Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Free Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Organic Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Vibrational Spectroscopy of Strongly Bound Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Electric and Magnetic Dipole Moments of Free Nanoclusters Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Quantum Melting of Hydrogen Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Superfluidity of Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Intense Laser–Cluster Interactions Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Atomic Clusters in Intense Laser Fields Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Cluster Fragmentation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Kinetics of Cluster–Cluster Aggregation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Surface Planar Metal Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cluster–Substrate Interaction Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Energetic Cluster–Surface Collisions Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Molecules and Clusters Embedded in Helium Nanodroplets Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Plasma Synthesis of Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  22:  HPLC Separation of Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Fullerene Growth Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Production of Carbon Onions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Stability of Charged Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Fragmentation of Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Fullerene Fragmentation Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Symmetry of Fulleroids Download PDF
Chapter  29:  C, the Smallest Fullerene Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Solid-State Structures of Small Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Defective Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Silicon-Doped Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Molecular Orbital Treatment of Endohedrally Doped Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Carbon Onions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Plasmons in Fullerene Molecules Download PDF
Chapter  36:  [60]Fullerene-Based Electron Acceptors Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Clusters of Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Supramolecular Assemblies of Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Supported Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Fullerene Suspensions Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Fullerene Encapsulation Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Electronic Structure of Encapsulated Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Metal-Coated Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Fullerol Clusters Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Polyhydroxylated Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Structure and Vibrations in C Carbon Peapods Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Boron Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Silicon Fullerenes Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Boron Nitride Fullerenes and Nanocones Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Fullerene-Like III–V Binary Compounds Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Onion-Like Inorganic Fullerenes Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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