Metal Nanocluster Chemistry

Metal Nanocluster Chemistry

Ligand-Protected Metal Nanoclusters with Atomic Precision

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Author: Manzhou Zhu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904742

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Metal Nanocluster Chemistry: Ligand-Protected Metal Nanoclusters with Atomic Precision draws upon its author's deep expertise to offer a useful introductory guide to these exciting nanoclusters, which occupy the gap between discrete atoms and plasmonic nanomaterials, and offer intriguing physical-chemical properties. The book begins with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of—and prospects for—metal nanoclusters, then highlights synthetic methods for controllable preparation, characterization, mechanism of size growth and structure evolution, and physical-chemical properties. The guide goes on to cover theoretical approaches for calculating and evaluating structures and properties, then highlights the assembly of nanocluster building blocks and their practical applications. 

Key Features

  • Provides a concise introduction to atomically-precise metal nanoclusters, ranging from characterization and property investigation to applications
  • Includes insight into both current trends and future potential, encouraging and supporting further development
  • Holistically combines physical approaches with theoretical calculation methods


Students and researchers in structural chemistry, material chemistry, and computational chemistry that are interested in metal clusters and their assemblies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to metal nanoclusters: concepts and prospects
    2. Controllably preparation
    3. Characterizations and atomically precise structures
    4. Mechanism of size growth and structure evolution
    5. Physical-chemical properties of metal nanoclusters
    6. Theoretical approaches
    7. Assembly of nanocluster building blocks
    8. Practical applications of metal nanoclusters
    9. Conclusions and perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904742

About the Author

Manzhou Zhu

Manzhou Zhu is currently the Changjiang Chair Professor of Chemistry at Anhui University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2000. He then conducted postdoctoral research at USTC and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU, Pittsburgh, USA). He joined the chemistry faculty of Anhui University in 2010. His current research interests include atomically precise nanoclusters, structure-property correlation of nanoclusters, and applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Changjiang Chair Professor of Chemistry, Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China

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