While atoms and molecules constitute the fundamental building blocks of matter, atomic and molecular clusters lie somewhere between actual atoms and molecules and extended solids. Helping to elucidate our understanding of this unique area with its abundance of valuable applications, this series includes volumes that investigate the structure, property, reactivity, and dynamics of atoms, molecules, and clusters. The scope of the series encompasses all things related to atoms, molecules, and clusters including both experimental and theoretical aspects. The major emphasis of the series is to analyze these aspects under two broad categories: approaches and applications.
The approaches category includes different levels of quantum mechanical theory with various computational tools augmented by available interpretive methods, as well as state-of-the-art experimental techniques for unraveling the characteristics of these systems including ultrafast dynamics strategies. Various simulation and quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) protocols will also be included in the area of approaches.
The applications category includes topics like membranes, proteins, enzymes, drugs, biological systems, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry, solutions, zeolites, catalysis, aromatic systems, materials, and weakly bonded systems. Various devices exploiting electrical, mechanical, optical, electronic, thermal, piezoelectric, and magnetic properties of those systems also come under this purview.
Aromaticity and Metal Clusters
By Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
May 22, 2017
The application of quantum mechanics to many-particle systems has been an active area of research in recent years as researchers have looked for ways to tackle difficult problems in this area. The quantum trajectory method provides an efficient computational technique for solving both stationary ...
By Swapan Kumar Ghosh, Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
February 26, 2013
Concepts and Methods in Modern Theoretical Chemistry, Two-Volume Set focuses on the structure and dynamics of systems and phenomena. A new addition to the series Atoms, Molecules, and Clusters, the two books offer chapters written by experts in their fields. They enable readers to learn how ...
By Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
October 15, 2010
Metal clusters, an intermediate state between molecules and the extended solid, show peculiar bonding and reactivity patterns. Their significance is critical to many areas, including air pollution, interstellar matter, clay minerals, photography, catalysis, quantum dots, and virus crystals. In ...