Cluster Models for Surface and Bulk Phenomena

  • Gianfranco Pacchioni
  • Paul S. Bagus
  • Fulvio Parmigiani

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 283)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Properties of Gas-Phase Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. P. Martin, T. Bergmann, H. Göhlich, T. Lange
      Pages 3-15
    3. C. Yannouleas, E. Vigezzi, P. F. Bortignon, R. A. Broglia
      Pages 41-50
    4. T. Leisner, K. Athanassenas, O. Echt, D. Kreisle, E. Recknagel
      Pages 51-57
    5. P. Milani, W. de Heer, A. Châtelain
      Pages 67-75
    6. G. Onida, G. Benedek
      Pages 87-96
  3. Organometallic, Supported Clusters, and Film Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. K. E. Miyano, D. M. King, C. J. Spindt, W. E. Spicer, T. Kendelewicz, R. Cao et al.
      Pages 99-114
    3. L. J. de Jongh, H. B. Brom, J. M. van Ruitenbeek, R. C. Thiel, G. Schmid, G. Longoni et al.
      Pages 151-168
    4. H. V. Roy, P. Fayet, F. Patthey, W. D. Schneider
      Pages 177-186
  4. Codensed Matter: Surface Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187

About this book

Introduction

It is widely recognized that an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of clusters will give a great deal of important information relevant to surface and bulk properties of condensed matter. This relevance of clusters for condensed matter is one of the major motivations for the study of atomic and molecular clusters. The changes of properties with cluster size, from small clusters containing only a few atoms to large clusters containing tens of thousands of atoms, provides a unique way to understand and to control the development of bulk properties as separated units are brought together to form an extended system. Another important use of clusters is as theoretical models of surfaces and bulk materials. The electronic wavefunctions for these cluster models have special advantages for understanding, in particular, the local properties of condensed matter. The cluster wavefunctions, obtained with molecular orbital theory, make it possible to relate chemical concepts developed to describe chemical bonds in molecules to the very closely related chemical bonding at the surface and in the bulk of condensed matter. The applications of clusters to phenomena in condensed matter is a cross-disciplinary activity which requires the interaction and collaboration of researchers in traditionally separate areas. For example, it is necessary to bring together workers whose background and expertise is molecular chemistry with those whose background is solid state physics. It is also necessary to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians.

Keywords

cluster condensed matter molecule scattering solid state physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Pacchioni
    • 1
  • Paul S. Bagus
    • 2
  • Fulvio Parmigiani
    • 3
  1. 1.Università di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.IBM Research DivisionAlmaden Research CenterSan JoseUSA
  3. 3.Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze (CISE)MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-6021-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-6023-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-6021-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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