Metal-insulator transitions in microclusters? Mixed sodium/sodium chloride aggregates

  • S. Pollack
  • C. R. C. Wang
  • M. M. Kappes
Stability And Fragmentation


Photoionization measurements on cluster beams obtained by coexpanding sodium and sodium chloride vapors allow inferences regarding the thermodynamic stability of a number of mixed metal/salt aggregates. We discuss the possibility of observing composition dependent metal/insulator transitions among clusters with a fixed number of monomer units.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Pollack
    • 1
  • C. R. C. Wang
    • 1
  • M. M. Kappes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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