Structural, electronic, and impurity-doping effects in nanoscale chemistry: supported gold nanoclusters.


Metal clusters exhibit unique size-dependent physical[1] and chemical properties[2] that differ from those of bulk materials. While inert as a bulk material, gold nanoparticles and clusters have attracted considerable interest lately as active catalysts for a number of industrially relevant reactions.[3–6] Unlike supported particles of larger size or… (More)


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