Anil K. Kandalam

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The electron transport properties of the cubic quantum dot, (PbS)32, are investigated. The stability of the quantum dot has been established by recent scanning tunneling microscope experiments [B. Kiran, A. K. Kandalam, R. Rallabandi, P. Koirala, X. Li, X. Tang, Y. Wang, H. Fairbrother, G. Gantefoer, and K. Bowen, J. Chem. Phys. 136(2), 024317 (2012)]. In(More)
We analyze in this article the evolution of the chemical bonding in group III nitrides (MN, M = Al, Ga, In), from the N-N bond dominated small clusters to the M-N bond dominated crystals, with the aim of explaining how the strong multiple bond of N(2) is destabilized with the increase in coordination. The picture that emerges is that of a partially ionic(More)
We show that the 18-electron rule can be used to design new organometallic systems that can store hydrogen with large gravimetric density. In particular, Ti containing organic molecules such as C(4)H(4), C(5)H(5), and C(8)H(8) can store up to 9 wt % hydrogen, which meets the Department of Energy target for the year 2015. More importantly, hydrogen in these(More)
First-principles calculations based on the generalized gradient approximation to the density functional theory are performed to explore the global geometries, ground-state spin multiplicities, relative stabilities, and energetics of neutral and anionic V(n)(Bz)(m) (n=1-3, m=1-4, with n<m) complexes. The calculated results show that the V(n)(benzene)(m)(More)
Through a synergetic combination of anion photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory based calculations, we have established that aluminum moieties within selected sodium-aluminum clusters are Zintl anions. Sodium-aluminum cluster anions, Na(m)Al(n)(-), were generated in a pulsed arc discharge source. After mass selection, their photoelectron(More)
Using global-minima search methods based on the density functional theory calculations of (AlH(3))(n) (n = 1-8) clusters, we show that the growth pattern of alanes for n ≥ 4 is dominated by structures containing hexa-coordinated Al atoms. This is in contrast to the earlier studies where either linear or ring structures of AlH(3) were predicted to be the(More)
We report the discovery of a new class of clusters consisting of Au(n)(BO(2)) that forms during the oxygenation of gold clusters when boron nitride is used as insulation in a pulsed-arc cluster ion source (PACIS). Photoelectron and mass spectroscopy of these clusters further revealed some remarkable properties: instead of the expected Au(n)O(m) peaks, the(More)
Iron-pyrene cluster anions, [Fe(m)(pyrene)(n)](-) (m = 1-2, n = 1-2) were studied in the gas phase by photoelectron spectroscopy, resulting in the determination of their electron affinity and vertical detachment energy values. Density functional theory calculations were also conducted, providing the structures and spin multiplicities of the neutral clusters(More)
Size selected metal oxide, sulfide and oxynitride clusters, soft-landed onto highly ordered pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) at room temperature, have been studied in this work. Based on their size and chemical compositions, the deposited clusters have exhibited various surface structures as illustrated by in situ Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM) and ex situ(More)