Laser Vaporization and Photoionization of Group IV and V Intermetallic Clusters

  • R. G. Wheeler
  • K. LaiHing
  • W. L. Wilson
  • M. A. Duncan


Sn/Bi and Pb/Sb mixed-metal clusters have been produced in the gas phase with laser vaporization and studied with laser photoionization mass spectroscopy. Magic numbers are observed for certain neutral cluster species which are isoelectronic to stable post transition metal cluster ions studied previously in condensed phases. This correspondence between gas phase and condensed phase clusters has not been observed previously, and may have significant implications for the stability and structure of gas phase clusters.


Laser Vaporization Neutral Cluster Phase Cluster Isoelectronic Analog Polyhedral Borane 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Wheeler
    • 1
  • K. LaiHing
    • 1
  • W. L. Wilson
    • 1
  • M. A. Duncan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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