Physics and Chemistry of Finite Systems: From Clusters to Crystals

This book covers studies on a wide range of materials, from clusters to nanostructures and quasicrystals, the emphasis being on understanding how the size-dependent properties change from discrete quantum conditions, as in nanoscale clusters, to bulk conditions that are insensitive to boundaries. Th...

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Main Author: Jena, P.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Khanna, S. N. (Editor), Rao, B. K. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1992, 1992
Series:NATO ASI Series, Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book covers studies on a wide range of materials, from clusters to nanostructures and quasicrystals, the emphasis being on understanding how the size-dependent properties change from discrete quantum conditions, as in nanoscale clusters, to bulk conditions that are insensitive to boundaries. The technological applications of clusters, nanoscale materials and quasicrystals are also addressed, including the nonlinear optical properties, mechanical behavior, catalysis, cluster lamps, electronic devices and possible applications of fullerenes.P The book deals with the following topics: preparation and characterization atomic and molecular structure stability and fragmentation electronic, optical, magnetic and thermodynamic properties molecular dynamics simulation melting cluster reactions and catalysis cluster-support interaction cluster assemblies cluster involving C60 fullerenes technological applications
Physical Description:XLIII, 1436 p online resource
ISBN:9789401726450