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On Clusters and Clustering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444890221, 9781483297521

On Clusters and Clustering

1st Edition

From Atoms to Fractals

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Editor: P.J. Reynolds
eBook ISBN: 9781483297521
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 5th May 1993
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Table of Contents

Preface. I. Small Atomic and Molecular Clusters: Production, Properties, and Electronic Structure. 1. The structures and vibrational dynamics of small carbon clusters (J.R. Heath, R.J. Saykally). 2. Carbon clusters: The synergism between theory and experiment (R.J. Bartlett, M. Rittby, J.D. Watts, D.E. Bernholdt). 3. Negative-ion photodetachment studies of small silicon and carbon clusters (T.N. Kitsopoulos, D.M. Neumark). 4. Chemical reactivity and electronic structure of silicon microclusters (D.A. Jelski, T.T. Rantala, T.F. George). 5. Ionization potentials and electron affinities of semiconductor clusters from charge transfer reactions (S.B.H. Bach et al.). 6. Size dependence of metal cluster reactivity as a probe of chemical reactions (M.A. El-Sayed). 7. Chemistry within molecular clusters (W.R. Peifer, M. Todd Coolbaugh, J.F. Garvey). 8. Mass spectrometric investigations of cluster ions (S.W. McElvany, M.M. Ross). 9. The third Form of carbon (L.P.F. Chibante, R.E. Smalley). II. Larger Clusters: Phase Transitions in Clusters, Growth, Aggregation and the Road to Condensed Matter. 10. Quantum molecular dynamics studies of the structure and dynamics of metal clusters (J. Bernholc, D. Oh, D.J. Sullivan, Jae-Yel Yi). 11. Gas-phase cluster dynamics: clustering and growth (R.R. Lucchese, W.H. Marlow). 12. Hydrocarbon clusters: building blocks for new materials (M.R. Pederson, K.A. Jackson, W.E. Pickett, B.M. Klein). 13. Two-dimensional metallic adlayers: dispersion versus island formation (B.C. Bolding, E.A. Carter). 14. Cluster-assembled interfaces (J.H. Weaver, G.D. Waddill, I.M. Vitomirov, C.M. Aldao). 15. Magnetic structure of clusters (L.A. Bloomfield, J.P. Bucher, D.C. Douglass). 16. Supramolecular particles: The transition from the molecular to the solid state (G.C. Papaefthymiou). 17. A mean-field theory of melting for microcrystals (P. Sheng, M. Zhou). 18. Cluster simulations: melting and sintering (R.S. Berry, H.-P. Cheng, J.P. Rose). 19. Clusters and nulceation (W. Klein, H. Gould). 20. Superfluidity in helium clusters (M.V. Rama Krishna, K.B. Whaley). III. Clusters in Condensed Matter and Fractal Behavior. 21. Assembly of supra-nanoclusters within crystalline and amorphous 3-D structures (J.E. Mac Dougall, G.D. Stucky). 22. A macroscopic approach to cluster-assembled materials (P. Salamon, J.C. Schön, R. Frost, P. Basa). 23. Physical properties of granular metal solids (K.M. Unruh, C.L. Chien, P. Sheng). 24. Fractal structures and dynamics of cluster growth (Fereydoon family). 25. Disorderly cluster growth (H.E. Stanley et al.). 26. Towards a realistic general continuum theory of clustering (J.A. Given, G. Stell). 27. Anomalous diffusion in disordered clusters (H. Nakanishi). 28. Frequency dependent electrical conductivity of mixed (Na+, Ba2+) alumina (M. Underwiser, R. Orbach). 29. Clustering and relaxation in condensed matter (R.V. Chamberlin).


This book attempts to answer why there is so much interest in clusters. Clusters occur on all length scales, and as a result occur in a variety of fields. Clusters are interesting scientifically, but they also have important consequences technologically.

The division of the book into three parts roughly separates the field into small, intermediate, and large-scale clusters. Small clusters are the regime of atomic and molecular physics and chemistry. The intermediate regime is the transitional regime, with its characteristics including the onset of bulk-like behavior, growth and aggregation, and the beginning of materials properties. Large-scale clusters reflect more condensed-matter and materials science aspects and it is in this regime that fractals make their most dramatic appearance.

This well-integrated and pedagogical overview of the wide field of clusters in which both theoretical and experimental work is covered, will be of interest not only to students, advanced undergraduates and graduate students, but also to researchers in the various subfields surveyed.


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Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA, USA