Icosahedral shell structure in metal-doped rare gas clusters

Kenneth E. Schriver, Mee Y. Hahn, John L. Persson, Michael E. LaVilla, Robert L. Whetten

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Threshold photoionization experiments on beams of rare gas atomic clusters doped with a single metal atom (AlArN; N = 1-200) reveal pronounced discontinuities in cluster abundances as a function of N. Abundances at the photoionization thresholds for clusters containing up to 60 atoms and fragmentation probabilities measured on a 50-μs time scale provide compelling evidence that the neutral clusters, as well as the corresponding ions, pack in icosahedral shells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2869-2871
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of physical chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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