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Fascinating chemistry of metal clusters and carbon clusters (fullerenes)

Rao, CNR (1993) Fascinating chemistry of metal clusters and carbon clusters (fullerenes). In: Solid State Ionics, 63-65 . pp. 835-845.

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Investigations of a variety of transition metal clusters by means of high-energy spectroscopies including BIS show the occurrence of a metal-insulator transition with decrease in the cluster size. The chemical reactivity of the clusters also varies significantly with the size. Among the many fascinating properties of the fullerenes C60 and C70, a noteworthy one is the interaction between metal clusters and fullerenes. Phase transitions of fullerenes involving orientational disorder and pressure-induced decrease in the band gap of C60 are other novel features of interest.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Solid State Ionics
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2011 05:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 06:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35470

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