Formation of Sb- and Bi-Clusters in He-Atmosphere

  • J. Mühlbach
  • E. Recknagel
  • K. Sattler


Clusters in the size ranges Sb1-Sb500 and Bi1-Bi280 have been grown by inert gas condensation. The particle masses are analyzed by an electronic time of flight spectrometer. The Sbn-spectrum is characterized by a sequence of tetramer-clusters Sb4i (i = 1,2,…). The Bin-spectrum shows high abundances for Bi5 and Bi7, and low abundances for the sequence Bi6, Bi9, Bi12 and Bi15. In the low size range (n ≲ 20) the individual electronic properties of the cluster elements and in the high size range (n ≳ 20) the nucleation statistics is decisive for the size distributions.


Electronic Time Cluster Element Condensation Cell Valence Band Structure Solid State Communication 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mühlbach
    • 1
  • E. Recknagel
    • 1
  • K. Sattler
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für PhysikUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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