Growth mechanism and chemical bonding in scandium-doped copper clusters: experimental and theoretical study in concert.

Abstract

Size matters! The electronic structure and size-dependent stability of neutral and cationic scandium-doped copper clusters have been investigated by mass spectrometric studies (for the cations) and also quantum chemical computations. The proposed reaction paths ultimately lead to the most stable Frank-Kasper-shaped Cu(16)Sc(+) cluster (shown here), which… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200802372

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