On the Phase of Metal Clusters

  • J. Gspann


Metal clusters of about 1,000 atoms formed in condensing flows of pure vapors are predicted to remain liquid in high vacuum since evaporation cooling essentially terminates before solidification is achieved. Radiation cooling does not contribute considerably in times comparable to the usual cluster flight times.


Metal Cluster Radiation Cool Atom Cluster Internal Temperature Flight Duration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Gspann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für KernverfahrenstechnikKernforschungszentrum und Universität KarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für KernverfahrenstechnikUniversität KalrsruheKarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

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