Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 233–237 | Cite as

Inert gas condensation of metal microclusters

  • J. Mühlbach
  • P. Pfau
  • K. Sattler
  • E. Recknagel
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Abstract

Metal microclusters of lead, indium, bismuth and antimony in the size range between 2 to 500 atoms per cluster are generated by inert gas condensation, extracted into vacuum and detected by mass spectrometry. Resolved clusterpeaks are observed up to Pb110, In50, Bi70 and Sb240. Condensation conditions, beam intensities and limitations of the cluster source are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mühlbach
    • 1
  • P. Pfau
    • 1
  • K. Sattler
    • 1
  • E. Recknagel
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für Physik der UniversitätKonstanzGermany

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