1st Edition

Handbook of Nanophysics Clusters and Fullerenes

Edited By Klaus D. Sattler Copyright 2010
    910 Pages 16 Color & 732 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    912 Pages 16 Color & 732 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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



    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