• Rodolphe Antoine
  • Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)


Metallic clusters consisting from few to hundred atoms have properties that substantially differ from those of the constituting atoms as well as from the bulk. Sub-nanometer silver and gold clusters exhibit size- and composition-dependent properties that are unique and differ from those of larger nanoparticles. The highly tunable properties of clusters by size and structure as well as their high surface-to-volume ratio make them promising candidates for numerous technological applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Lumière Matière, UMR5306 - UCBL - CNRSVilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Center of excellence for Science and Technology-Integration of Mediterranean region (STIM) at Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Sciences and Technology (ICAST)University of SplitSplitRepublic of Croatia

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