The formation of neutral copper clusters from experimental binding energies and reactivity descriptors

Pablo Jaque, Alejandro Toro-Labbé

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Abstract

In this paper we study and rationalize the formation of neutral copper clusters from dimer to nonamer using the available experimental data of binding energies and electronic properties. A complete and consistent picture of the formation of copper clusters in terms of the changes in chemical potential and hardness emerges indicating that the one-atom growth reactions are mainly driven by changes in hardness. An analytic expression for the binding energy as a function of the cluster size is proposed and used to predict the growth pattern of copper clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2568-2574
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume108
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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