Alkali Clusters: Structure, Stability, Large Amplitude Motion and Chemical Properties

  • Manfred M. Kappes
  • Martin Schär
  • Chanan Yeretzian
  • Ulrich Heiz
  • Arthur Vayloyan
  • Ernst Schumacher


Extensive measurements of ionisation potentials and relative thermodynamic stabilities for pure alkali and alkali/heteroatom species have provided much data pertinent to the electronic structure of simple metal clusters. Due to poorly characterised internal temperatures, an understanding of the relative magnitude of electronic versus geometric structure effects remains tenuous. Particle specific studies of chemical reactivity are ongoing.


Ionisation Cross Section Cluster Beam Jellium Model Large Amplitude Motion Relative Thermodynamic Stability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred M. Kappes
    • 1
  • Martin Schär
    • 1
  • Chanan Yeretzian
    • 1
  • Ulrich Heiz
    • 1
  • Arthur Vayloyan
    • 1
  • Ernst Schumacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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