Atomic Clusters: From Gas Phase to Deposited brings together a series of chapters, prepared by acknowledged experts in their fields. Both fundamental and practical aspects are addressed of the physics and chemistry of a novel state of matter, namely clusters of small numbers of atoms of nanometre dimensions. This is a field of nanoscience that existed before the word was invented, but has particularly achieved major advances in the recent years.

Key Features

* Contributions from leading experts in solid surfaces research * Cluster science is concerned with the properties of materials on the nano-metre scale * Brings together work on both free (gas-phase) clusters and those deposited on surfaces


This is a research-led volume directed to the research community in academic science but also highly relevant to areas of applied physics and chemistry.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Size Effects in the Chemistry of Small Clusters ((M. Arenz et al.). 1. Introduction 2. CO oxidation on small gold clusters 3. The CO Chemistry of supported PdN Clusters 4. The polymerization of acetylene on supported clusters 5. Size-selected, supported clusters: Exciting new model systems for electrocatalysis 6. Conclusion Chapter 2. Chemical reactivity and catalytic properties of size-selected gas phase metal clusters (S.M. Lang et al.). 1. Introduction 2. Experimental techniques in cluster ion chemistry 3. Concepts in cluster ion chemistry 4. Catalytic activity of gas phase clusters 5. Concluding remarks Chapter 3. Probing the Unique Size-Dependent Properties of Small Au Clusters, Au Alloy Clusters, and CO Chemisorbed Au Clusters in the Gas Phase (H.-J. Zhai et al.). 1. Introduction 2. Experimental method 3. Electronic and structural properties of elemental gold clusters 4. Novel gold alloy clusters 5. Gold as hydrogen in Si-Au and B-Au clusters 6. CO chemisorption on Au clusters: Implications for nanogold catalysis 7. Concluding remarks Chapter 4. Aun and Agn (n=1–8) Nanocluster Catalysts: Gas Phase Reactivity to Deposited Structures (S.K. Buratto et al.). 1. Introduction 2. Experimental Methods 3. Interactions between Aun and Agn cluster ions and small alkenes 4. Aun+ and Agn+ deposited on TiO2 (110) surfaces under soft-landing conditions Chapter 5. Oxide-supported metal clusters (M. Chen, D.W. Goodman) 1. Introduction 2. Alumina supported metal clusters 3


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About the series-volume-editor

D. Woodruff

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Warwick, Warwick, U.K.