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Handbook of Nanophysics

Clusters and Fullerenes, 1st Edition

Edited by Klaus D. Sattler

CRC Press

912 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 732 B/W Illus.

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The field of nanoscience was pioneered in the 1980s with the groundbreaking research on clusters, which later led to the discovery of fullerenes. Handbook of Nanophysics: Clusters and Fullerenes focuses on the fundamental physics of these nanoscale materials and structures. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of the state-of-the-art scientific content through fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color.

This volume covers free clusters, including hydrogen, bimetallic, silicon, metal, and atomic clusters, as well as the cluster interactions. The expert contributors examine how carbon fullerenes are produced and how to characterize their stability. They discuss the structure, properties, and behavior of carbon fullerenes, including the smallest possible fullerene: C20. The book also looks at inorganic fullerenes, such as boron fullerenes, silicon fullerenes, nanocones, and onion-like inorganic fullerenes.

Nanophysics brings together multiple disciplines to determine the structural, electronic, optical, and thermal behavior of nanomaterials; electrical and thermal conductivity; the forces between nanoscale objects; and the transition between classical and quantum behavior. Facilitating communication across many disciplines, this landmark publication encourages scientists with disparate interests to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and incorporate the theory and methodology of other areas into their work.

Table of Contents

Free Clusters

Nanocluster Nucleation, Growth, and Size Distributions, Harry Bernas and Roch Espiau de Lamaestre

Structure and Properties of Hydrogen Clusters, Julio A. Alonso and Jose I. Martinez

Mercury: From Atoms to Solids, Elke Pahl and Peter Schwerdtfeger

Bimetallic Clusters, Rene Fournier

Endohedrally Doped Silicon Clusters, Nele Veldeman, Philipp Gruene, Andre Fielicke, Pieterjan Claes, Vu Thi Ngan, Minh Tho Nguyen, and Peter Lievens

The Electronic Structure of Alkali and Noble Metal Clusters, Bernd v. Issendorff

Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Free Clusters, Maxim Tchaplyguine, Gunnar Ohrwall, and Olle Bjorneholm

Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Organic Clusters, Masaaki Mitsui and Atsushi Nakajima

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Strongly Bound Clusters, Philipp Gruene, Jonathan T. Lyon, and Andre Fielicke

Electric and Magnetic Dipole Moments of Free Nanoclusters, Walt A. de Heer and Vitaly V. Kresin

Quantum Melting of Hydrogen Clusters, Massimo Boninsegni

Superfluidity of Clusters, Francesco Paesani

Intense Laser–Cluster Interactions, Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer, Josef Tiggesbaumker, and Thomas Fennel

Atomic Clusters in Intense Laser Fields, Ulf Saalmann and Jan-Michael Rost

Cluster Fragmentation, Florent Calvo and Pascal Parneix

Clusters in Contact

Kinetics of Cluster–Cluster Aggregation, Colm Connaughton, R. Rajesh, and Oleg Zaboronski

Surface Planar Metal Clusters, Chia-Seng Chang, Ya-Ping Chiu, Wei-Bin Su, and Tien-Tzou Tsong

Cluster–Substrate Interaction, Miguel A. San-Miguel, Jaime Oviedo, and Javier F. Sanz

Energetic Cluster–Surface Collisions, Vladimir Popok

Molecules and Clusters Embedded in Helium Nanodroplets, Olof Echt, Tilmann D. Mark, and Paul Scheier

Production and Stability of Carbon Fullerenes

Plasma Synthesis of Fullerenes, Keun Su Kim and Gervais Soucy

HPLC Separation of Fullerenes, Qiong-Wei Yu and Yu-Qi Feng

Fullerene Growth, Jochen Maul

Production of Carbon Onions, Chunnian He and Naiqin Zhao

Stability of Charged Fullerenes, Yang Wang, Manuel Alcami, and Fernando Martin

Fragmentation of Fullerenes, Victor V. Albert, Ryan T. Chancey, Lene B. Oddershede, Frank E. Harris, and John R. Sabin

Fullerene Fragmentation, Henning Zettergren, Nicole Haag, and Henrik Cederquist

Structure and Properties of Carbon Fullerenes

Symmetry of Fulleroids, Stanislav Jendrol’ and František Kardoš

C20, the Smallest Fullerene, Fei Lin, Erik S. Sorensen, Catherine Kallin, and A. John Berlinsky

Solid-State Structures of Small Fullerenes, Gotthard Seifert, Andrey N. Enyashin, and Thomas Heine

Defective Fullerenes, Yuta Sato and Kazu Suenaga

Silicon-Doped Fullerenes, Masahiko Matsubara and Carlo Massobrio

Molecular Orbital Treatment of Endohedrally Doped Fullerenes, Lemi Türker and Selçuk Gümüş

Carbon Onions, Yuriy V. Butenko, Lidija Šiller, and Michael R.C. Hunt

Plasmons in Fullerene Molecules, Ronald A. Phaneuf

[60]Fullerene-Based Electron Acceptors, Beatriz M. Illescas and Nazario Martin

Carbon Fullerenes in Contact

Clusters of Fullerenes, Masato Nakamura

Supramolecular Assemblies of Fullerenes, Takashi Nakanishi, Yanfei Shen, and Jiaobing Wang

Supported Fullerenes, Hai-Ping Cheng

Fullerene Suspensions, Nitin C. Shukla and Scott T. Huxtable

Fullerene Encapsulation, Atsushi Ikeda

Electronic Structure of Encapsulated Fullerenes, Shojun Hino

Metal-Coated Fullerenes, Mario S.C. Mazzoni

Fullerol Clusters, Jonathan A. Brant

Polyhydroxylated Fullerenes, Ricardo A. Guirado-Lopez

Structure and Vibrations in C60 Carbon Peapods, Abdelali Rahmani and Hassane Chadli

Inorganic Fullerenes

Boron Fullerenes, Arta Sadrzadeh and Boris I. Yakobson

Silicon Fullerenes, Aristides D. Zdetsis

Boron Nitride Fullerenes and Nanocones, Ronaldo Junio Campos Batista and Helio Chacham

Fullerene-Like III–V Binary Compounds, Giancarlo Cappellini, Giuliano Malloci, and Giacomo Mulas

Onion-Like Inorganic Fullerenes, Christian Chang, Beate Patzer, and Detlev Sulzle


About the Editor

Klaus D. Sattler is a professor of physics at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu. A pioneer in nanophysics, Dr. Sattler built the first atomic cluster source in 1980, which became a cornerstone for nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 1994, his research group at the University of Hawaii produced the first carbon nanocones. His current research focuses on novel nanomaterials, tunneling spectroscopy of quantum dots, and solar photocatalysis with nanoparticles for the purification of water. Dr. Sattler has been a recipient of the Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society

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SCIENCE / Solid State Physics