Superatomic Orbitals under Spin-Orbit Coupling.

The Au25(SR)18(-) cluster has been the poster child of success in applying the superatom complex concept and remains the most studied system of all of the monolayer-protected metal clusters. In this Letter, we try to solve a mystery about this cluster: the low-temperature UV-vis absorption spectrum shows double peaks below 2.0 eV while simulation by scalar… CONTINUE READING