Size-dependent study of Rb and K clusters using core and valence level photoelectron spectroscopy

M. -H. Mikkela, Maxim Tchaplyguine, K. Jankala, T. Andersson, C. Zhang, O. Bjorneholm, M. Huttula

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Abstract

Electronic structure of free and neutral Rb and K clusters containing from few tens to few hundred atoms has been studied using synchrotron radiation. Core-level photoelectron spectroscopy has been used to probe the metallic nature of Rb and K clusters. We show that the metallicity exists down to the dimensions of few nanometers. Simultaneously the emergence and evolution of the valence band structure has been monitored by the valence-level photoelectron spectroscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Volume64
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

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