Physics and Chemistry of Metal Cluster Compounds

Model Systems for Small Metal Particles

  • L. J. De Jongh

Part of the Physics and Chemistry of Materials with Low-Dimensional Structures book series (PCMALS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alessandro Ceriotti, Roberto Della Pergola, Luigi Garlaschelli
    Pages 41-106
  3. R. C. Thiel, H. H. Smit, L. J. De Jongh
    Pages 183-209
  4. H. B. Brom, J. Baak, L. J. De Jongh
    Pages 211-226
  5. H. B. Brom, D. Van Der Putten, L. J. De Jongh
    Pages 227-247
  6. J. M. Van Ruitenbeek, D. A. Van Leeuwen, L. J. De Jongh
    Pages 277-306
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-320

About this book


On Friday, February 20, 1980, I had the pleasure to be present at the inaugural lecture of my colleague Jan Reedijk, who had just been named at the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry of Leiden University. According to tradition, the ceremony took place in the impressive Hall of the old University Academy Building. In the course of his lecture, Jan mentioned a number of recent developments in chemistry which had struck him as particularly important or interesting. Among those was the synthesis of large metal cluster compounds, and, to my luck, he showed a slide ofthe molecular structure of [PtI9(C)b]4-. (To my luck, since at traditional Leiden University it is quite unusual to show slides at such ceremonies.) This constituted my first acquaintance with this exciting new class of materials. I became immediately fascinated by this molecule, partly because of the esthetic beauty of its fivefold symmetry, partly because as a physicist it struck me that it could be visualized as an "embryonically small" metal particle, embedded in a shell of CO ligands.


chemistry cluster colloid electron spectroscopy metals photoelectron spectroscopy spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • L. J. De Jongh
    • 1
  1. 1.Kamerlingh Onnes LaboratoryLeiden UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4369-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1294-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6339
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