Size evolution of electronic properties in free antimony nanoclusters

Samuli Urpelainen, Maxim Tchaplyguine, M. -H. Mikkela, K. Kooser, T. Andersson, C. Zhang, E. Kukk, O. Bjorneholm, M. Huttula

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Abstract

The evolution of electronic properties in free antimony (Sb) nanoclusters as a function of the cluster size has been studied experimentally using synchrotron radiation. Antimony 4d core-level and valence-band regions have been probed, and the 4d binding energies and valence ionization potentials of clusters of various mean sizes have been determined. The binding-energy shifts with respect to polycrystalline solid have been used for deriving the electronic properties of the clusters. The observed results suggest that even large Sb clusters are not metallic.
Original languageEnglish
Article number035411
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

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